EIGA Technical Bulletin 11/20 – Loss of vacuum on vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tanks due to inner vessel or internal piping leak
The Technical Bulletin details an incident that occurred to a 60,000 litre liquid nitrogen tank that suffered a brittle fracture of the outer jacket.
Recommendations are given on how both operators and fillers of cryogenic storage tanks to detect a loss of vacuum by observing icing of the jacket and the actions to be taken.
The Technical Bulletin is intended for both users and fillers of all cryogenic tanks.
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29 October 2020