Deep Cryogenic Feature Article

Deep Cryogenic Feature Article

 ASTM G81-97a: Moving Jaw Assembly Gouging Abrasion Tester for Mining

ASTM G81-97a: Moving Jaw Assembly Gouging Abrasion Tester for Mining

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december 8, 2018: DC tooling introduction

deep cryogenic treatment (DCT)

DCI treats machine tools, stamping dies, form tools and industrial tooling every week! Double tooling life at a fraction of the replacement cost. Read this quick 1 pager for information and call us at 902-329-5466 for same week turnaround DCT.


december 3, 2018: Deep Cryo feature article

dc in industrial heating magazine

Jack Cahn authored a white paper on Deep Cryogenic Treatment for Marine and Oil and Gas Applications. Published in the Dec issue of Industrial Heating trade magazine, this feature article explores deep cryogenic challenges and solutions to industry-wide wear and corrosion. See article below:


November 28, 2018: alberta dct project

mining industry tests deep cryo

Innotech Alberta has approved a funded technology assessment of deep cryogenics for use in the mining industry. The Alberta-based test facility will provide independent evaluation, material testing and recommendations for implementation of DCT.

High wear mining applications include slurry pumps, liners, crusher teeth, impellers and hydraulics.


november 19, 2018: DCI Test Bed in-process

dalhousie G81 project update

The four Dalhousie University engineering students have finalized their design review and will start construction of DCI’s ASTM G81-97a tester in 1/2019. Completion will be 4/2019.

DCI’s test bed is the only one in the world designed for field testing of crushed rock and other mining material using DC treated cast-iron test coupons. The coupons can be made from ductile, white, austempered or chrome moly cast iron. Unlike preliminary lab or in-situ part testing, this test bed will allow mining equipment manufacturers to test the DC process in field conditions using materials specific to their operation.


october 17, 2018: 1 page DC introduction


A quick, easy-to-understand read on the disruptive material improvement process.


september 28, 2018: major dc report

irap report on deep cryogenics

The most comprehensive summary report on Deep Cryogenics, funded by NRC IRAP, was just released. Authored by Dr. Kevin Plucknett, associate Dean of Research at Dalhousie University, the report confirms the wear and corrosion improvement of DC and summarizes the challenges and opportunities of DC across multiple industries.


September 24, 2018; dci at dalhousie

dCI promotes engineering DEPT

DCI has sponsored a Dalhousie Capstone project for 4 engineering students. They will build a gouging abrasion tester, conforming to ASTM G81, for oil sands test applications. Jack Cahn will be the industry liaison on this program.

august 16, 2018: DCI Wins vc award

energia ventures funds dci

Deep Cryogenics International was awarded $70,000 by Fredericton, NB investment group Energia Ventures. One of only 6 firms chosen in North America, DCI President Jack Cahn will attend a 13 week on-site incubation in NB in preparation for future seed round funding.


July 6, 2018: DCI wins Technology funding

deep cryogenics awarded grant

Deep Cryogenics was awarded a $45,000 grant by Innovacorp -ACOA in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With Linda and Jack is Andy Fillmore, Member of Parliament and Hugh MacKay, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia.


June 20, 201:  DCI at Global Petroleum Show

DCI at GPS in Calgary, Alberta

Monterey Bay Geologist Rick Schuster and DCI President Jack Cahn (right) in Calgary, Alberta.  DCI attended the Global Petroleum Show to connect with oil field services companies.


June 18, 2018: DCI IN canada

deep cryogenics in Nova Scotia

We are now open in the Atlantic Maritimes: Our address is 5266 Highway 329 Hubbards, NS B0J1T0. Our new phone number is (902) 329-5466. Our web address is still:


May 4, 2018: dci capital acquisition

deep cryogenics buys new tank

DCI President Jack Cahn has purchased a new DC tank from Applied Cryogenics in Burlington, MA.  With a 22"x 34" capacity to treat up to 1,500 lbs, this tank will be used for scientific R&D and small scale DC treatment of customer items.      

DCI will begin construction of the world's largest DC tank in November 2018.  At 10' x 10' x 20' and holding up to 200,000 pounds, it will be 50X larger than existing equipment and the only machine capable of treating O&G, power generation, mining, industrial forgings and large marine components.


April 26, 2018: DCI talk at nrc workshop

deep cryogenics in canada

DCI President Jack Cahn will discuss DC treatment solutions to reduce wear and corrosion on mining assets at a workshop of the NRC Mining Materials Wear and Corrosion Consortium on June 6, 2018 in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada.


April 15, 2018: Cryogenic research articles

deep cryogenics international

Deep Cryogenic International links to the CSA Treatment Database  DCI President Jack Cahn contributes to DC materials research.


march 28, 2018: Canadian grant


Deep Cryogenics International is collaborating with Dr. Kevin Plucknett at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on an NRC-IRAP grant to roadmap deep cryogenics across Canada.



march 6, 2018: DCI Science advisor

deep cryogenics sme, lecturer

Dr. Rob Thornton, PE and Lecturer at University of Leicester, UK, has joined Deep Cryogenics International as a Science Advisor.  Dr. Thornton is a Subject Matter Expert in deep cryogenics. 



February 28, 2018: DCI External Advisor

former top scientist at tenaris

Dr. Teresa Perez, former principal scientist at Tenaris and currently with TEP Consulting, has joined Deep Cryogenics International as an External Advisor.  Dr. Perez is a world recognized O&G SME in corrosion and metallurgy.



February 26, 2018: DCI Science advisor

former chief scientist at shell

Dr. Sergio Kapusta, former chief scientist at Shell and current engineering professor at Rice University, has joined Deep Cryogenics International as Chief Materials Science Advisor.


February 20, 2018: o&G incubation

DCI Invited to pitch at ogtc

Deep Cryogenics International was selected to pitch at OGTC's Tech X accelerator in Aberdeen, Scotland on 3/7/18. The opportunity is for a sought-after, funded UK incubation.


February 2, 2018: international Status

dci opens a Canadian office

Deep Cryogenics International is now an Extra-Provincial Canadian Corporation listed in the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Companies.  Our Registry ID is 3314475.


October 17, 2017: deep cryogenics Database

material application program

DCI has developed a material improvement computer application that links DC treatment protocols to measured levels of improvement in steel alloys.



September 21, 2017: DNV-GL and DCI

O&G DC Process qualification

Deep Cryogenics International and DNV-GL are in discussion to process-qualify deep cryogenic treatment of low-carbon alloy steel for O&G pipeline application. 



September 6, 2017: Full Patent FILING

USPTO # 15/696,757

On 9/6/17, Jack Cahn filed a non-provisional patent for Deep Cryogenic Treatment of Blowout Preventer Items.  DC will reduce the catastrophic failure of BOP internal components, bolts and fasteners by 30-70%.  Potential customers include GE, Cameron, Varco and Schlumberger. 



August 1, 2017:  Patent Issued

USPto # 9,721,258

On 8/1/17, the USPTO issued a full patent to Jack Cahn for  the first and only standards-based means to authenticate, test and certify deep cryogenic treatment on metal and metal-matrix items.


June 17, 2017: Full Patent FILING

USPTO # 15/626,102

On 6/17/17, Jack Cahn filed a non-provisional patent for Authentication, Testing and Certification of Additive Manufactured Items and Cryogenically Processed Additive Manufactured Items.


May 31, 2017: NEW Patent FILING

USPTO # 62/512,771

On 5/31/17, Jack Cahn filed a patent for Deep Cryogenic Treatment of Metal-Matrix Armor — the use of DC to reduce the physical impact effect on steel from blast, penetration or collision. Applications are industrial and military.


May 18, 2017: NEW Patent FILING

USPTO # 62/507,821

On 5/18/17, Jack Cahn filed a patent for a Large Format Deep Cryogenic Treatment Facility. The lack of scale-up equipment for industrial application has been a key limiting factor for widespread use of DC.


May 15, 2017: Scientific Article Posted

Deep Cryogenics Tech Briefing

DCI founder Jack Cahn gave this presentation at Draper Labs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The audience consisted of academics, material scientists and program managers.