Federal-Mogul Beats the Heat

One consequence of turbocharging engines is that things get awfully hot under there.

One consequence of turbocharging engines is that things get awfully hot under there. And the space becomes more dear as more things are added to the engine (like the turbocharging system). And there is the on-going requirement to reduce overall weight.

So to address several of these issues, Federal-Mogul has developed a new heat shield technology, Nimbus G11, which deals with all of these issues. F

That is, it has high levels of thermal efficiency, to handle the heat: its design is said to provide a 15 to 30% improvement in thermal protection compared with typical sandwich-style heat shields.

It is highly formable, thereby providing a means to shape it to fit available space.

And as it is based on two thin corrugated aluminum sheets, it is up to 80% lighter than typical steel sandwich heat shields.

In addition to which, not only is aluminum corrosion-resistant, so no coatings are required as can be the case with conventional heat shields, but it is completely recyclable.

Ticks all the boxes, and then some.