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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 is cast iron. This is because the original shape’s integrity is retained through dynamic forces such as heat and forceful loads. Furthermore, cast iron has high wear resistance and is fully compatible with the material of the cylinder liner.

Why do piston rings wear out?

If a customer comes in asking why their piston rings are wearing out at a quicker pace than usual, there’s a good chance that their engine is suffering from a poor filtration system or a lubrication problem, rather than an issue with the quality of the ring. If either of these systems fail, then this will result in the piston ring wearing and failing at a far faster rate.

What is the typical longevity of a piston ring?

If a customer comes in asking this question, it may be hard to provide them with a definitive answer. Piston rings, per se, do not have a straightforward lifespan. By normal standards, they should last for thousands of hours. However, this is dependant on the factors surrounding and affecting the ring – such as the ones above.

If you’re looking for a quality piston ring manufacturer to buy or stock from, then look no further than PPUK! We stock all of the finest marine and industrial piston rings for all of your needs, so get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team today! The sheer scope of our products and dedication to excellent customer service won’t be matched anywhere else.