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Turbo Chargers

Our rub-tolerant coatings for turbochargers help to control the clearance between the housing and the wheel; thus increasing the efficiency of the turbocharger. The rub-tolerant coating also acts as a buffer if incursions between wheel and housing occur as a result of eccentric rotational conditions.

Turbo Chargers

Higher Efficiency and Longer Service Life

In addition, thermal barrier coatings on the turbine housing reduce thermal radiation from the turbocharger. This enables a more compact layout of the engine area.

  • Increased efficiency through control clearance between housing and wheel. An Oerlikon Metco customer achieved up to 3% higher efficiency with rub tolerant coatings for gap control
  • Greater flexibility of engine layout thanks to thermal barrier coatings