485 Manual LN2 / LAr pump

Specifications and Options


Norhof LN2 /LAr transfer system

Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) or Liquid Argon (LAr) is used as the cooling medium and is taken from a storage vessel (Dewar) with low pressure (max. 300 mBar) and delivered (pumped) through a fill line to the application in a micro dosing way.

The Norhof 465 transfer system is designed to overcome the drawbacks of Cryogen under pressure in which a solenoid valve is used to switch the supply ON / OFF. You may compare the Norhof system with a water tap, but instead of giving water, it gently gives liquid Nitrogen or Argon, with a flow rate of  1 Liter/minute. The system can pump up to 5 meters above the pump itself

The reservoir Dewar can safely stand next to your working place. When you need a small amount of LN2 or LAr, the system is ready to supply by only pressing the button on the pump head. After pressing the button the system starts building a small over pressure, forcing the liquid gently to rise into the fill line, and fall into your little Dewar, or other small container. After pressing the button again, the system shuts off, and the flow stops.

Working principle

The pressure above the liquid level inside the Dewar is built by heating a small amount of liquid in the bottom of the Dewar. With only up to 300 mBar of over-pressure, the liquid will gentle rise out of the rise pipe and fall into the fill hose. Because we evaporate some LN2/LAr to build pressure, there is no adding of ice inside the Dewar, such as with manual systems which use air from the environment.

When LN2/LAr is required, a small overpressure is generated by a small heater element in the LN2 /LAr, and liquid flows out of the system like water from a tap, without spilling, noise, vibrations etc.

465 series Technical Specifications

Static evaporation rate < 0,5 liters per day
Flow rate  1 Liter/minute (not adjustable)
Maximum working pressure < 300 mBar
Reaction time 10-40 seconds (depending on level in Dewar)
Power connection 115V / 230V AC with supplied power supply or 12 Volt DC
Power consumption average 10 Watts, during pumping 50 watts
Storage container volume 25 Liter 50 Liter
Outside dimensions (diameter) 395 500  mm
Height dimensions  875 875  mm
Weight (empty, full) 10 /  31 17 / 57,5  kg
Options Transport trolley 5 wheels (12 cm height)

Stand for pump (when Dewar is refilled)

* pump can be used on other type dewars as long as the Dewar has a NW50 flange

465 series applications:

– hand-controlled filling of small dewars;
– hand-controlled cooling of small objects;
– hand-controlled freezing of small samples;
– hand-controlled filling of Dry Shippers;
– hand-controlled cooling of small chemical reactions.


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