CRYOGENIC PROCESSING AND RACING
Whether you race cars, boats, or airplanes cryogenic processing can reduce the cost of your racing and help make sure you are running at the end of the race. Racing engines, transmissions, drive lines, suspension springs and more respond to cryogenic processing by improving performance, reliability, and durability. If you want to race for less money, you need to use cryogenic processing. Over 50% of the Sprint Cup racing teams do, and now many racing parts manufacturers are using Controlled Thermal Processing, Inc. to not only cryogenically treat their products, but to help them optimize the metallurgy of their parts.
Cryogenic processing is unique in that it reduces the cost of racing and makes the car more competitive at the same time. Many parts of the car respond to cryogenic processing. Cryogenic processing has been proven and continues to be proven race after race. Cryogenic processing allows a race team to win consistently, which is the key to winning championships.
Cryogenic processing has proven applications in every form of automotive, aircraft, and boat racing. Virtually any part that is stressed or worn during a race can benefit from cryogenic processing.
One definite area where cryogenics excels is that it reduces residual stress. Why is this important? We’ve found that many parts harbor residual stresses that are relieved with the heat and vibration of extreme use. This means that they change size and shape in the engine. By cryogenic processing relieves these stresses, preventing the changes. As a good example, one drag racing team was blowing head gaskets. They found that the cylinder head was warping up.