Dumitru “Dan” Mihalcea is a mechanical engineer specializing in the design of compressors and other refrigeration equipment, based in Romania. He holds several patents and is the author of articles and books in the refrigeration field. Among these he is co-author of the book Refrigeration Techniques, published by Technical Publishing House, in 1979. In the second volume of this book, he appears as author of Chapter 6, “Criteria for Use of Ferrous Material in Construction of Refrigeration Machinery.” For more information, he can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a large body of publications regarding uses of cast iron. But very few of them are concerned with the use of cast iron in refrigeration equipment, and even less with the behavior of such materials at low temperatures.