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Home > Press > Ceramic Nanotechnology Applied to Metal Restoration to Create Fuel-Savings Product with Large Market Potential

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The value of ceramic as a thermal barrier and for protection against corrosion has been proven in thousands of applications over the last five decades in the electronics industry, and in other products. Ceramic coatings, achieved through a physiochemical process, can create a ceramic-metal structure that reduces friction in metal-to-metal environments. Increasing fuel economy through friction reduction is the most common objective. The problem has been the cumbersome and labor-intensive task of treating metal surfaces in an existing engine, transmission or other in-service equipment, since it typically necessitates disassembly, reassembly and retuning.

Ceramic Nanotechnology Applied to Metal Restoration to Create Fuel-Savings Product with Large Market Potential

SOUTHFIELD, MI | Posted on September 17th, 2008

Cermet Lab Company (Southfield, Michigan) is manufacturing and distributing a patented nano-particle ceramic conditioner that is the first product of its kind formulated for cost-effective ceramic treatment of engines and other mechanisms, without engine disassembly or related downtime. The nanotechnology product, called CerMet, utilizes oil or other lubricants for delivery to the friction zone. Initial applications have focused on diesel engines. Numerous tests in heavy trucks and power generators have resulted in fuel savings of between 5% and 15%, prompting decisions to treat entire fleets of vehicles. Fuel economy benefits of the treatment last for approximately 60,000 miles of operation.

"Given the impact of fuel costs in the freight transportation industry, large diesel engines were a natural place to begin applying this nanotechnology," said Dean Rose, CEO of CerMet Lab. "But the market potential extends to marine applications, rail, military, both large and small fleets, lawn and garden equipment, power generators in the energy industry, industrial equipment, various power transmission environments ... and of course, consumer automotive."

The "servo vitae" film formation created by the CerMet product has a restorative effect and reduces surface reduction, a result that has been confirmed by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) investigations, as well as by microhardness measurements and by X-ray fluorescent analysis of the surface layers composition. The new process is based on nano-particles (average size of the particles is approximately 168 Angstrom (1 A = 1E-10m = 0.1nm) that are activated by heat generated in the friction pair during operation of the mechanism.

Several lab and field tests have confirmed the positive change in surface topography, and the ability of the process to rebuild worn metal surfaces and lower the friction coefficient. Tribology Testing Lab Co. (Saginaw, Michigan) conducted an ASTM 5706 Coefficient of Friction - Step Load Test, recognized by the automotive industry as the standard test emulating engine conditions. Additionally, Falex Corp. (Sugar Grove, Illinois) performed an ASTM G77 ("Ranking Resistance of Materials to Sliding Wear using Ring on the Block Test Machine").

Controlled field tests have also been successful. An SAE J1321 Type II fuel consumption test, performed by independent testing company Claude Travis & Associates, has verified the ability of CerMet to increase fuel economy in a freight-hauling, heavy-duty truck.

The Department of Energy states that ceramics have been proven to dramatically improve performance, energy efficiency, power density, and in the case of diesel engines - lower exhaust emissions.

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Contacts:
Richard Edwartoski
CerMet
(800.372.7580, X107)

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