This important book explains how and why wear resistance in metals and other materials is improved by exposure to subzero or deep-cold temperatures. While cryogenics is not a new process, its benefits have not been fully exploited by industry. One reason for this neglect is that until now, there has not been a single source of information that explains how it works and why it works. The author uses his years of experience to explain what takes place in ferrous and nonferrous metals, and even man-made materials including plastics, during the cryogenic process. He also provides a blueprint for determining what equipment is required, and gives guidelines for the safe and reliable operation and use of processors, storage tanks, and liquefied gases. This book removes the mystery of cryogenics by presenting a clear and practical look at the techniques of this relatively unexplored field. William E. "Bill" Bryson is well known for his seminars and consultation on the subject of cryogenics. His publications include the popular Heat Treatment, Selection, and Application of Tool Steels published by Hanser Gardner.