liquid oxygen


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liquid oxygen

the clear pale blue liquid state of oxygen produced by liquefying air and allowing the nitrogen to evaporate: used in rocket fuels

liquid oxygen

[′lik·wəd ′äk·sə·jən]
(cryogenics)
Oxygen that exists as a liquid at atmospheric pressure, at -182.97°C (90.18 K); a pale-blue, transparent, mobile liquid.

liquid oxygen (LOX)

Oxygen liquefied by cooling it below −297.4°F (−183°C). Liquid oxygen requires much less volume than gaseous oxygen. This is mainly used for breathing. In some aircraft, it is also used for inflating the g-suit. LOX cannot be stored for long periods.
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The liquid oxygen compatibility of the cured epoxy resins was determined under impact energy using the Army Ballistic Missile Agency-type impact tester, as described in ASTM D2512-95(2008) [17].
In view of above considerations it was finally decided to go for Liquid Oxygen (LO) without disturbing available support.
"Travelling with liquid oxygen is impossible as the portable cylinder must be kept upright at all times.
The liquid is warmed just enough for the nitrogen to turn back into a gas--leaving only liquid oxygen. It's commercially manufactured and delivered in tanker trucks to on-site storage vessels, much like gasoline is.
Air controllers at the airport said the pilot asked to make an emergency landing as the liquid oxygen on the plane was ''over-pressurized.''
Part of the plating inside pumps in the first-stage engine also came off, with four fragments found in the liquid oxygen turbo pump.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 12 ( ANI ): Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday assured quick action will be taken against those involved in the alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital, following which over 30 infants lost their lives.
This incomplete procedure is a dangerous practice because it voids the LOX cart's closed-loop system and allows liquid oxygen to spray out like a geyser.
Inside an engine, as the liquid oxygen became gaseous and blew across the fuel's solid component, the pentane burned.
1, each engine has two powerful high-pressure turbopumps that supply up to 970 lb of liquid oxygen (oxidizer) per sec and up to 162 lb of liquid hydrogen (fuel) per sec to the engine's main combustion chamber.
Over 30 infants at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital died due to alleged disruption in the supply of liquid oxygen.