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The Impact Of IMO2020 On Piston Rings

The Impact Of IMO2020 On Piston Rings

IMO fuel regulations have been in place since 1 January 2020. Yet only now is the full impact of the 0.5% sulphur cap coming to light. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the effects of low sulphur fuels on piston ringsand what that could mean for your choice...

Why Are Different Coatings Used For Piston Rings?

Why Are Different Coatings Used For Piston Rings?

Piston rings have evolved in recent years. Until recently they were heavier, thicker, and made of cast iron. Modern rings are thinner, come in many widths, and must be precisely configured to suit the needs of the user. Coatings play an ever more important role when...

Precision Products 2021 Round-Up

Precision Products 2021 Round-Up

While 2021 may have offered many challenges, we’re pleased to say that it’s also been a period of growth and success for us here at Precision Products UK. Agility, determination and great organisational teamwork have all been key contributors. Here’s our 2021...

When Should I Replace My Pistons?

When Should I Replace My Pistons?

Piston rings are integral to the efficient running of a marine or industrial engine. If properly cared for, they can last a long time - significantly improving the lifespan of your machinery and saving time and money. Failure to regularly review your pistons - or...

Can overheating damage piston rings?

Can overheating damage piston rings?

Even when the best precautions are taken, piston rings can still fail. Understanding why is integral to solve the problem. Overheating is one of the primary reasons piston rings fail. In this short guide, we’ll look at why this happens and what can be done to rectify...

What are piston rings made of?

What are piston rings made of?

Piston rings operate at higher temperatures than fabric, elastomeric, or polymer seals. If damaged, sealing rings allow engine oil to become polluted by hot exhaust leaking from the cylinder into the crankcase. So what are piston rings made of and how do these...

What are the signs of worn piston rings?

What are the signs of worn piston rings?

Piston rings are a key engine component as they take care of several high workload functions at once. This, combined with the high temperature and corrosivity of their environment is one of the reasons that they go through a lot of wear and tear. An important part of...

How to fit piston rings

If you’re not sure how to fit industrial piston rings, we’ll cover everything you need to know in this short five-step guide. If you still have questions at the end, our technical experts will be on hand to help. 1. Fit with caution & use the right equipment...