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Federal-Mogul aim to lower emissions and fuel consumption

By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 09:09

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New Developments in heavy-duty diesel pistons from Federal-Mogul enable lower emissions and fuel consumption

Federal-Mogul Powertrain have announced the development of a range of piston technologies designed to support heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers in reducing fuel consumption and meeting the emission requirements of Euro-6 and beyond. They will be presenting their range of piston products at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover from September 23rd to October 2nd 2014.

“The higher peak cylinder pressures (PCPs) used to increase combustion efficiency are only made possible through advances in piston technology that provide durable solutions under increased thermal and mechanical loads,” explained Norbert Schneider, director of Piston Application Engineering at Federal-Mogul. “In addition to enabling more efficient combustion, our pistons contribute to further reductions in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by operating with reduced friction.”

Federal-Mogul has extended the performance of aluminium pistons by improved cooling through advanced architecture that locates the oil-cooled gallery closer to the critically hot region than any conventional piston. This has been made possible by state-of-the-art 2D ultrasonic inspection techniques that ensure consistent casting quality in every finished piston.

To improve engine efficiency, Federal-Mogul has developed the EcoTough® Diesel coating that reduces friction between the piston skirt and bore surface by up to 13 percent, compared with conventional graphite coatings. EcoTough® Diesel uses solid lubricants and a carbon fibre reinforced polymer base to provide lower friction, higher scuff resistance and improved wear resistance.

“Because we are market leaders in the technology of both steel and aluminium pistons for heavy-duty diesel engines, we can provide the optimum solution for each customer without compromise, based solely on meeting the specific requirements of the application,” said Schneider.

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