New Concept For Wear Resistant Coatings For Piston Rings. 931672
The first groove piston rings are highly loaded due to the combustion chamber nearness. They support high pressure against the cylinder wall, high working temperature and low lubricant level.
In critical working condition, it could be used flame sprayed molybdenum coating the rings from 99.9% purity wires.
The wire flame spray process limitation is the deposition of only one material. Here it is presented a new concept for getting wear resistant coatings on first groove piston rings, by flame spraying, by applying simultaneously materials with different characteristics from wires.
Comparative results between the proposal (Moly + Inox) and the conventional (Moly) coating are presented. The simultaneous application of stainless steel and molybdenum decreases the first groove piston rings wear without loss of scuffing resistance.