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info Cryogenic Applications

Cryogenic Sealing Solutions provide a strong sealing mechanism for materials held at cryogenic temperatures, such as cryogenic fluids. Most commonly used are liquid helium and liquid nitrogen, which boil at very low temperatures, below −153°C (120K), as well as hydrocarbons with low freezing points and refrigerating mixtures.

Typically, applications where temperatures fall below -238°F (or -150°C)  to absolute zero which is -460°F (or -273°C) are considered cryogenic.

Cryogenic seals are used in a variety of applications.  These include:

  • LNG fueling systems and compressors
  • rocket propulsion filling systems
  • specialty gas manufacturing
  • scientific instrumentation
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • infrared telescopes
  • radio astronomy
  • biosystems
  • satellite tracking systems
  • pharmaceutical research

Cryogenic fluids include liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen, liquid helium, hydrocarbons that have very low freezing points, refrigerants, and coolants.  In fact, cryogenics can be traced back to the 1800s and the first use of refrigerants.