How can I best determine whether my liquid nitrogen dewar tank (for storing froz

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    RCraigposted 6 years ago

    How can I best determine whether my liquid nitrogen dewar tank (for storing frozen cells) is failing

    The rate of loss of nitrogen seems high, but of course the weather is warmer.
    I do not see leakage, ice, or anything. 
    The upper part of the tank feels very cold (e.g., if I place my hand on the part of the tank that slopes up towards the neck). 
    I switched to a different cover (I had a second cover that hasn't been used in years).  But so far I am not sure this is making a difference.
    I am realizing that the tank has been being overfilled.
    I didn't fully understand your article, but I am worried about O-rings or something along those lines.

 
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