Joule-Thomson valve

Joule-Thomson valve

[′jül ′täm·sən ‚valv]
(cryogenics)
A valve through which a gas is allowed to expand adiabatically, resulting in lowering of its temperature; used in production of liquid hydrogen and helium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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