N2O cylinder temperature control

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N2O cylinder temperature control

Postby Voyager » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 am

What techniques have folks been using to control the temperature of the N2O cylinder when it’s sitting out at the pad? I know that some use wet towels or insulation to keep the temperature down in Summer, and perhaps a bath of warm water in Winter. Is anyone using a higher tech means of achieving temperature regulation?
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Re: N2O cylinder temperature control

Postby Digit » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 am

When I was doing refrigeration work we used an electric blanket that attached to our bottles with Velcro, they were manufactured by ‘Robinair’. Would be the perfect solution for winter flights, the only downside is you need 240v at the launch pad. If you’re interested checkout Heatcraft or Actrol (refrigeration suppliers). As for your summer flights perhaps an old esky with ice water to sit cylinder in? Hell of a lot of GSE, but such is the nature of hybrids :mrgreen:
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