Automotive and Aerospace

SilcoTek CVD-coatings extend maintenance cycles for engines by reducing catalytic coking and carbon fouling while maintaining high dimensional tolerances and high temperature capability making it the ideal coating for automotive and aerospace industry.

Lubrication & Fuel Lines

Increase Engine Uptime

Turbine lubrication and fuel lines can experience extreme heat during shutdown.  Temperatures of 300c or more can cause fuel and lubrication lines to develop carbon deposits which over time can build up, causing fuel starvation or lubrication failures.  SilcoTek® coatings, like SilcoKlean®, prevent carbon deposit formation, significantly extending maintenance cycles.  Testing shows carbon deposition can be reduced by orders of magnitude when used with common fuel additives. (Data & image credit: “High Heat Sink Fuels Program” Patricia Pearce, Wright Patterson AFB).

Nozzles, Injectors & Fuel Delivery

Improve Engine Efficiency      

Modern fuels (be it jet, diesel, or gasoline) can decompose and foul under extreme heat.  With the advent of direct injection and modern turbine nozzles, exposure to combustion conditions result in increased carbon fouling, poor fuel spray and inefficient flame propagation during combustion.  SilcoTek® coatings reduce carbon buildup on critical injection and fuel delivery flowpaths, improving combustion efficiency and maintaining peak engine performance.  (Data Credit: Oltin, Venkataraman, Eser; Pennsylvania State University; “Analysis Of Solid Deposits From Thermal Stressing Of JP-8 Fuel On Different Surfaces On A Flow Reactor”, University Park, PA.)

Turbochargers & Intercoolers

Increase Service Intervals

Turbochargers and exhaust intercoolers are exposed to extreme heat and exhaust particulates which can cause lubrication failures and exhaust EGR intercooler fouling.  SilcoTek coatings reduce carbon fouling by preventing carbon formation and bonding to stainless steel and alloy surfaces.  SilcoTek coatings prevent accumulation of carbon even under extreme combustion conditions found in IC engine pistons. (Image Credit; Perez, Boehman, Pennsylvania State University; “Penn State Multi-Discipline Tribology Group And Energy Institute Studies”, University Park, PA)

Coat The Entire Flowpath

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Coating critical flowpaths prevent carbon coking and fouling.  SilcoTek coatings can be applied to glass, ceramic, quartz, stainless steel and steel alloy surfaces, improving engine performance and durability.  Flowpath components include:

  • Turbochargers
  • EGR Coolers
  • Injectors & Nozzles
  • Fuel & Lubrication Lines
  • Bearing Lubrication Lines
  • Exhaust Probes
  • Pistons
  • Stack Probes