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Why do marine piston rings fail?

Why do marine piston rings fail?

Piston rings are vital in any engine. Whether it's a small personal vehicle for a regular driver, a race car designed to be at the peak of engineering perfection, or a huge haulage vehicle meant to transport tonnes of goods across a country, piston rings ensure that...

Important aspects of fitting piston rings

Important aspects of fitting piston rings

Piston rings are an important aspect in the functioning of your ship, as they ensure that your engine runs to its maximum efficiency and has the best possible performance. However, you may not know very much about the important aspects of fitting or installing piston...

Common questions about piston rings answered

Common questions about piston rings answered

Even as ship spare stockists, or a business supplying marine parts, there may be a few questions you have in regards to marine piston rings. Luckily, we're here to answer them. What are piston rings made of? The most common material for piston rings to be made out of...

How do marine piston rings withstand the pressure?

How do marine piston rings withstand the pressure?

It's no secret that marine piston rings are put under a lot of pressure and heavy forces. The way they're constructed helps them to withstand these conditions and continue functioning normally. Here are some of the factors that contribute to their durability:...

A guide to piston ring maintenance

A guide to piston ring maintenance

Piston rings, in general, are usually hard-wearing and long-lasting. There are times, however, when some maintenance is required to ensure your piston rings continue to work to their maximum efficiency. How to tell when your piston rings need maintenance If you notice...

Which coating is right for my piston rings?

Which coating is right for my piston rings?

Choosing to coat your piston rings has been proven to extend their life and improve their efficiency. For example, coating a piston ring can prevent scuffing and reduce corrosion. If, however, you select the wrong coating for your piston rings you can cause excessive...

Signs your piston rings need replacing

Signs your piston rings need replacing

Piston rings are incredibly important when it comes to the smooth running of engines. However, all too often people forget about their condition until it's too late. Here are some signs that you're in need of some new ones: Excessive smoke If the smoke coming out of...