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...
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...