Liquid Argon Handling Design, Loading, and Installation.

Although no two Liquid Argon loading solutions will be identical, the product itself determines much of the critical design criteria that will ensure that optimum safety and productivity can work together in harmony. 

What is Liquid ArgonLiquid Argon, also referred to as, Cryogenic Liquid Argon is colorless, odorless, non-corrosive and non-flammable gas that’s typically transported under pressure as a liquid. It’s used extensively in the healthcare industry; food & beverage industry; in the manufacturing of Titanium; and it’s also used in fire suppression systems.

Similar to liquid nitrogen, liquid argon is dangerous to human tissue because of its extremely low temperature; and as a result, its vapors can freeze skin tissue and cause cold burns. 

In the United States, Liquid Argon is a closed-loop loading operation and is loaded or unloaded into rail cars via chemical hoses or carbon steel loading arms. Liquid argon, if not handled properly can be harmful and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Additionally, because operators are on top of the vehicles during the loading process, robust, well-designed fall prevention is essential to ensure increased throughput, without compromising operator safety.

Liquid Argon is typically shipped in 26,000 gallon DOT-113 insulated tank cars with safety valves and/or vents.  The rails cars themselves are ~ 9′ outside diameter with an overall length of ~45’ to 55′, with a 6’ x 6’ center opening or off-set crash box openings.

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