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Dynojet Team Uses Zircotec's ThermoHold® Ceramic Coating for Thermal Management

Published on 2011-06-14. Author : SpecialChem

Zircotec are proud to announce their support of the Dynojet Race Team, a new entry to this season's British Touring Car Championship.

Dynojet run the NGTC specification Toyota Avensis with a 2.0 turbo engine prepared by X CTech R and funded by Toyota GB. Frank Wrathall Jnr, 2010 Ginetta G50 Cup driver's champion, is behind the wheel making his debut in the BTCC this season.

"The turbocharged application demands specific attention to thermal management so we turned to Zircotec to help us optimise our overal engine performance" comments X CTech R's technical director Mark Faulkner.

Zircotec's ThermoHold® ceramic coating is now used on the exhaust manifold and downpipe. Its performance was assessed on an engine dyno and then in car, and compared with an uncoated exhaust setup. "On the dyno the Zircotec coating gave improved turbocharger response, as more energy was retained within the exhaust rather than released as heat" says Mark. He goes on to say that "once on the vehicle the coating delivered a significant reduction in underbonnet temperature when compared to same setup with an uncoated exhaust, resulting in reduced air intake temperatures and so more engine power."

About Zircotec

Zircotec offers a wide range of plasma sprayed ceramic and metallic coatings that protect components against the effects of heat, wear, abrasion and corrosion. Lightweight and easily packaged, Zircotec's technologies can be applied to a broad range of different materials including metals and composites. Proven in F1 and the nuclear industry, the technology is now trusted by car manufacturers, industrial users, car enthusiasts and an increasing range of other applications to effectively manage heat and wear, enhancing performance and reliability. ZircoFlex™, the latest development from Zircotec, offers for the first time, a truly flexible ceramic coating.

Source: Zircotec

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