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3M Glass Bubbles in Cryogenics Application at Kennedy Space Center

Effective Replacement for Perlite

3M Glass Bubbles have demonstrated their effectiveness under a wide range of conditions as an alternative for conventional bulk powder (Perlite) insulating materials in cryogenic vessels, and can also have applications versus spray foam, multi-layer insulation or MLI, in transfer lines.

3M Glass Bubbles are strong, lightweight, hollow glass spheres used to enhance material properties and improve processability in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Using 3M Glass Bubbles can lower Life Cycle Costs - i.e. costs over the lifetime of the tank, such as costs of replacing insulating material, loss during thermal cycling, loss due to "boil-off", environmental impact of disposal of alternative insulating materials, and less tank maintenance or premature replacement due to corrosion.

  • Reduce boil off,
  • Reduce Tank corrosion,
  • Help reduce tank or trailer weight

To learn more contact our development team today.

 Liquified Hydrogen Tank, Kennedy Space Center
Liquified Hydrogen Tank, Kennedy Space Center
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