Cryogenic Equipment Manufacturing


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Cryogenic Equipment Manufacturing

As a privately held business just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Millennium Cryogenic Technologies manufactures the best in standard and custom cryogenic equipment manufacturing.  Our long-established business relationships allow us to provide cryogenic equipment manufacturing services to some of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations.    Whether we are working with a small company in need of stator removal, or servicing the aerospace industry by increasing the durability of their materials, each and every customer gets our best service.

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Millennium works closely with an experienced engineering firm that has an extensive background in design and fabrication so that we can develop components for customers in many high-precision industries, such as the aerospace, medical, and automotive fields. Our designs meet the highest quality cryogenic equipment manufacturing standards.

You too can become one of our clients and discover how cryogenic equipment manufacturing can help solve numerous complex engineering problems.

From flight-tested aerospace components, to cryogenic testbeds and after-market automotive parts, we have a proven track record of success in precision engineering.

Contact us today to learn more about how cryogenic equipment manufacturing can benefit you.

Why Cryogenically Treated Brake Rotors Are Becoming Popular for Fleet Vehicles

How much does your business depend on its fleet vehicles for success?  Many businesses, government agencies, and organizations operate through their fleet vehicles—car rental companies, taxi cab companies, public bus companies, police departments, delivery companies and mail or parcel delivery services like UPS—even retail organizations and drug companies purchase fleet vehicles for their sales representatives to drive.

These organizations depend a lot on their fleet vehicles, and their vehicles, in turn, put on a lot of miles—and so do their brakes.  The more mileage these fleets of vehicles rack up, the more brake pads and rotors they go through (you might be surprised to discover how hard your mail carrier is on his brakes—or maybe it’s actually pretty apparent), which can add up—especially for some of the larger fleet vehicles out there.  Cryogenics, however, has the solution.

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What do cryogenics have to do with brake rotors?

Cryogenically treating your brake rotors can actually extend their longevity, which is an important feature for any organization that demands a lot of its fleet vehicles.  Putting the rotors through cryogenic processes can prevent rust formation and strengthen them so they can handle the aggressive driving of the angriest mail carrier without wearing down or warping as quickly as non-cryogenically-treated rotors would.

Using quality braking equipment that is dependable and that can outlast the alternative brake equipment is a huge benefit to business.  It decreases the downtime of your vehicles and saves you money on all the extra brake rotor replacements you won’t be needing anymore.

What are the benefits of using cryogenically treated brake rotors on your fleet vehicles?

Cryogenic processes can extend the life of your brake rotors two- and even three-fold, and cryogenics can reduce rotor warping, diminish grooving, and protect against heat checking, even in high stress situations—and it won’t impact the friction performance of your rotors or increase rotor noise.

How does it work?

The material brake rotors are usually made out of, called GCI or Grey Cast Iron, is an amorphous, non homogeneous, complex structure—in other words, the particles of the GCI are arranged in no order, are non-uniform, and may have discontinuous properties.  When they break, crack, or fracture, they tend to form curved, irregular surfaces instead of the 90 degree straight angles of crystalline substances.

In order to strengthen the rotor, the GCI is founded through a process of integrating internal crystalline stresses.  Cryogenic processes allow this infusing to be performed while the crystalline structures are at their lowest energy state, relaxing the crystal and, in turn, increasing the rotor’s hardness, creating a more uniform structure which can be machined smoother with greater ease, increasing the ability of the material to stand up to heat without warping or heat checking and reducing the rate of wear.

Cryogenic processes form an innovative means of increasing the structural quality and integrity of the brake rotors, creating a product that performs better with more efficiency and reliability, making fleet vehicles a lot safer when they are out on the roads.

The Benefits of Cryogenic Recycling

It’s hard to watch the news, glance through the internet, or read the newspaper these days without coming across some mention of the state of the environment.  Unfortunately, one of the top problems at the moment is actually in the landfill.  Our landfills are overflowing to the point where random garbage islands are forming in the middle of the ocean.  And the problem isn’t exactly improving.  With every plastic bottle that is tossed and every flat tire that gets changed, our earth is becoming a little more saturated with garbage.  But not all forms of garbage are quite as problematic as the others.  The major problem involves those materials that take an exponentially long time to break down—materials like plastic and rubber.  Fortunately, technological innovation may be able to help.

Cue a technological breakthrough…

Here at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies, we believe that our cryogenic technologies can make industry better in a number of ways.  Not only can our technologies help to improve the strength and longevity of equipment that is necessary for working in areas like the oil fields, but we can also use our cryogenic technologies to break down and recycle materials that were previously too tedious to manage.

Then came cryogenic recycling

Millennium Cryogenic Technology’s recycling process provides a vehicle through which materials that were previously next to impossible to break down and reuse can now be broken down, recycled and reclaimed while enhancing the mechanical properties of their metal components.  For example, power sections for oilfield downhole drilling motors and progressing cavity pumps, even taking coatings off parts and pieces.  This is particularly important for industries where the metal is reused and the polymer is recycled.

But how does it work?

Cryogenic recycling can work on plastic and rubber products—products which ordinarily take years to break down on their own, and which can become expensive both to replace and to dispose of.  During the process, the plastic or rubber materials, such as used tires, are exposed to temperatures nearing minus 80°C using liquid nitrogen or another form of commercial refrigerant.  Once exposed to that level of extreme cold, the now-frozen rubber becomes extremely brittle, and can easily be crushed and broken.  The process creates what are known as “rubber crumbs,” which can then be re-used to make new tires or other rubber applications, including certain landscaping products.  While there are other processes out there that are also capable of breaking rubber down, cryogenic recycling takes less energy to complete and actually produces finer and more easily reusable rubber granules or crumbs.

 

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Here at Millennium Cryogenic Technologies Ltd., we are dedicated to finding new and important outlets for our technological innovations.  We combine experience and innovation with the dedication to meet the highest possible standards—yours!  If you are looking to incorporate cryogenic technologies into your industry, contact us today.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of services using the most innovative forms of technology across a diverse range of industrial applications.  From creating material property enhancements in the oil and gas field, to helping to increase the performance of parts and tools in the manufacturing industry, to helping in the creation of parts that are better able to perform under conditions of high duress in the motorsports, the opportunities when it comes to cryogenic technologies are innumerable.

Forestry Cryogenics for Safety, Efficiency and Beauty

In the forestry industry, we tend to think of products made of wood. However, the fact is that the people who harvest wood and tend to the forests that produce it are mostly using tools made of metal. From simple hand tools like saws and knives to high-powered machinery like shredders and tractors, forestry needs quality metal tools. Forestry cryogenics is all about providing people who work with trees with the tools they need to get the job done well.

What is forestry cryogenics?

Forestry cryogenics is all about improving the industries associated with forestry. Of course, the superior metal produced through cryogenic processing contributes to the efficiency of tools and machines. When tools and machinery break down or wear out, it obviously slows things down. That’s where MCT Cryo comes in. We create blades, machine parts and tools that last for a long time without losing their edge or their strength. It makes for an easier day on the job.

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Safety also contributes to job satisfaction

MCT Cryo is a huge contributor to on-the-job safety. Stronger, more reliable equipment is absolutely necessary when working with trees.  Equipment failure causes unacceptable safety hazards when a worker is up in a tall tree, pruning heavy branches or sawing through the trunk. Safety is even more crucial when removing large, unhealthy trees, which can break and fall in unpredictable ways. Forestry cryogenics technology creates tools that will come through even on difficult jobs.

Of course, forestry-based industries aren’t just about harvesting trees. Many industries are all about conserving our forests through cultivation, wildfire prevention and tourism. MCT Cryo is proud to be a part of the effort to keep this world’s forests healthy. Whether it’s helping to fuel the world’s industries or preserve the world’s beauty, whether it’s keeping people safe or just making the job more efficient, forestry cryogenics is at the forefront of forestry technology.

The Benefits of Cryogenic Stator Removal

Millennium Cryogenic Technologies (MCT) has established itself over the past decade as a leader in cryogenics in North America, servicing a wide variety of clients including NASA. One of the many services offered by MCT is their patented cryogenic stator removal.

Through a controlled process that is both environmentally friendly and efficient, MCT removes stators from power sections and PCP pumps at a high speed. In addition to the removal, the process greatly improves the wear resistance and mechanical properties of the housing and tool joints. MCT offers this service for pipe sizes from 1” OD to 12” OD, pipe lengths up to thirty-two (32) feet, and with an average process time of six (6) stator housings per hour.

Our cryogenic stator removal process avoids thermal shock, which is traditionally a side effect of such a process that inevitably leads to micro cracking and distortion of the stator housing. Our unique process is patented in Canada and the United States (Canadian Patent 2371155 and RE44403 in the USA). Millennium Cryogenic Technologies Ltd. has a long history of combining experience and innovation to establish new technologies to assist in the oil and gas industry among many others, and cryogenic stator removal is just one example of this.

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Cryogenic technology is used to facilitate advanced material performance enhancement through controlled thermal processing. MCT’s cryogenic processes more than double the wear resistance and durability of the majority of metals, ferrous and non-ferrous alike. Cryogenic stator removal further contributes to the efficiency of cryogenic processing as MCT serves to establish it as a must-have component in the industry.

For more information on cryogenic stator removal or any of our other services, contact us today.

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