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Cryogenic composite tank and line
Cryogenic composite tank and line
Cryogenic composite tank and line
In a general approach to mass reduction for cryogenic propulsion systems, the stainless steel feed lines were considered to be items with large margins for improvement if replaced by composite lines.
Another advantage of the composite line is a reduction of the heat leakage through the system. This results in an additional weight saving through reduced insulation requirements.
Breadboards of double wall composite line have been manufactured and tested by Magna Steyr. Extension of this technique to cryogenic tanks is in preparation.  
Last update: 2 May 2007

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