Deep Cryogenic Treatment: A Transformative Process
Deep Cryogenic Treatment of Oil & Gas Items
DCT of blowout preventers (BOPs), risers, couplers, unions and hardware will reduce fatigue cracking, premature corrosion and catastrophic system failure by 30-70% in land-based, sub-sea and deep water applications. This significantly lowers drilling cost, maintenance expense and the risk of environmental calamity.
Deep Cryogenic Treatment of Additive Manufactured Parts
Additive manufacturing (AM) offers many design, production and manufacturing advantages over "subtractive" manufacturing (milling, lathe turning, forging and casting). However, the AM process often introduces material voids and structural defects during deposition and layering. These contribute to fatigue cracking, fracture and accelerated wear. DCT can improve AM parts by reducing grain structure defects and increasing mechanical properties such as universal tensile strength, yield strength, resistance to high temperature creep, surface finish and wear.
Deep Cryogenic Treatment of GEARS
From gas turbines, windmills, nuclear and diesel generators to electric vehicles, industrial compressors and a wide array of power generation equipment, DCT of 8620/52100/9310 and Pyrowear 675 steel gears provides almost a doubling in wear life and a substantial increase in operational uptime. It breaks the ceiling on the 32,000-hour power generation threshold, allows electric vehicles to range further on existing battery life and increases mean time between failure on wind-powered electric systems, nuclear or locomotive turbo-mechanical equipment.