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Liquid Oxygen Pumps

Liquid Oxygen Pumps

Liquid Oxygen Pumps

Pump Fuel Gasoline
Power source Electric
Application Cryogenic
Theory Reciprocating
Structure Piston Pump

Liquid Oxygen Pumps

Liquid oxygen (LOX) plays a crucial role in various sectors, including:

  • Aerospace: As an oxidizer in rocket propellants.
  • Medical field: For respiratory therapy and cryosurgery.
  • Industrial applications: In steelmaking, electronics manufacturing, and waste treatment.

To manage and utilize LOX effectively, specialized pumps are essential. These pumps operate in extreme cold conditions, typically below -183°C (-297°F), requiring specific design considerations and materials to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Types of Liquid Oxygen Pumps:

  • Reciprocating pumps: These pumps use a piston or plunger to move LOX within a cylinder. They are well-suited for high-pressure applications, such as filling LOX cylinders or feeding rocket engines. However, they can generate pulsating flow and require more maintenance compared to other types.
  • Centrifugal pumps: These pumps utilize a rotating impeller to transfer LOX. They offer a smoother flow and higher flow rates but may not be suitable for extremely high-pressure applications.
  • Cryogenic Pumps: These are highly specialized pumps used mainly in the aerospace industry and research facilities. They combine components like turbines and pumps to achieve very high flow rates and pressures.

 


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