A compact cryogenic pump

Gang Li*, Shane Caldwell, Jason A. Clark, Sidney Gulick, Adam Hecht, Daniel D. Lascar, Tony Levand, Graeme Morgan, Rodney Orford, Guy Savard, Kumar S. Sharma, Jonathon Van Schelt

*Corresponding author for this work

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A centrifugal cryogenic pump has been designed at Argonne National Laboratory to circulate liquid nitrogen (LN2) in a closed circuit allowing the recovery of excess fluid. The pump can circulate LN2 at rates of 2-10 L/min, into a head of 0.5-3 m. Over four years of laboratory use the pump has proven capable of operating continuously for 50-100 days without maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-37
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Centrifugal pump
  • Cryogenic pump
  • Liquid nitrogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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