Moroso Introduces Aluminum LS Oil Galley Diverter

Posted by eagle on  May 17, 2023
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Inside the LS engine sits a part, and no one knows its proper name. This strang piece has often been referred to as a passage plug, dog bone, barbell, and rear oil galley plug. And while we’re not even sure what the correct name is, we can tell you that this factory plastic piece plays a critical role in the Gen III and GEN IV LS engines. The OEM LS barbell, or whatever you want

Advantages and disadvantages of FKM vs EPDM for ‘O’ rings 

Posted by eagle on  May 15, 2023
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FKM and EPDM are common ‘O’ ring materials that offer excellent thermal and oxidation resistance. However, there are some significant differences between these two polymer materials, which, depending on your application, can make or break your choice of ‘O’ ring material. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions talks us through the various advantages and disadvantages of FKM and EPDM. Advantages FKM: Fluoroelastomers (FKM) are characterised by their strong carbon-fluorine bonds, which give them the advantage of exceptional

Viton™ Fluoroelastomers for Chemical Processing

Posted by eagle on  May 10, 2023
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Industrial chemical processing typically includes multiple procedures involving chemical, physical, electrical, and/or mechanical steps to manufacture a final product. Transforming raw materials to a final product often includes one or more chemical reactions and other changes to chemical composition through processes such as mixing or separation. To maximize revenue, a chemical processing operation must keep every step running smoothly. Streams of flowing or moving materials cannot be interrupted, and each system component must be durable

Viton™ Fluoroelastomers for Automotive

Posted by eagle on  May 8, 2023
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Automakers are reducing the size of powertrains, engines, and engine compartments to cut fuel consumption, in addition to using advanced air management systems to improve fuel efficiency and to adopting new types of materials to meet the needs of electric vehicle components. These changes bring elevated temperatures and exposure to corrosive fluids and fumes, shortening the life and, in some cases, even destroying elastomer parts. Hoses, seals, gaskets, high-voltage cables and O-rings made with Viton™

Effects of aging on elastomer seals

Posted by eagle on  April 12, 2023
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Elastomers are widely used due to their relatively high strength, low abrasion rate, and resistance to water, oils, and other chemicals. The mechanical properties of elastomers, namely their tensile strength and hardness, can change over time when the product is sitting in storage. The storage environment will typically dictate the shelf life of a rubber product. Most rubbers are sensitive to temperature, light, oxygen, moisture, heat, and mechanical load during storage. These factors can prematurely