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.  

This publication can be viewed or downloaded on the EIGA Website by clicking here.  

You can view or download many other EIGA publications at the following address: www.eiga.eu.   

29 October 2020 

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