Design Of Cryogenic Ground Support Equipment, Standard For

Document ID 
KSC-STD-Z-0009
Document Date 
08/22/1994

This standard establishes engineering principles for materials, processes, methods, practices, and designs to be applied to cryogenic ground support equipment (GSE) intended for installation and use at KSC. This standard is based primarily on the design experience gained during the Apollo and Shuttle programs by the Engineering Development Directorate. The document will be updated as needed to reflect new designs and items not presently covered. This standard does not specifically apply to cryogenic commodity equipment (mobile and portable support equipment).
This standard applies to GSE used for handling liquid oxygen (LO2), liquid hydrogen (LH2), liquid nitrogen (LN2), and their respective vent gases. Liquid helium, liquid methane, and other cryogenic fluids are not specifically addressed in this document at this writing.