2013-03-19 11:19:30 - Collaboration to develop and use range of thermal barrier products will continue in 2013
OXFORD – Following two successful years, Team Dynojet is to continue its technical partnership with thermal barrier specialists Zircotec. The team’s BTCC Toyota Avensis, driven by Frank Wrathall, uses a range of Zircotec’s products, ultimately offering gains in performance, reliability and safety.
“We started to use Zircotec’s exhaust coatings as way of solving reliability issues,” says Frank Wrathall Snr. “However, we realised that it offered much more. Under bonnet temperatures were reduced, thus lowering the charge temperature, resulting in more power. This was coupled to improved turbo response. We could also cut the cockpit temperatures, making it more comfortable for the driver.”
As part of the partnership agreement, Team Dynojet provides valuable feedback to Zircotec’s technicians on development parts and provides a
useful test bed for new products. “We have launched ZircoFlex® Gold this year, offering insulation and radiant heat protection in a single product,” says Zircotec’s sales director Peter Whyman. “We plan to test this on the Avensis in 2013.”
Zircotec www.zircotec.com 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® Gold, the latest development from Zircotec, offers for the first time, a truly flexible ceramic coating with additional radiant heat protection.
Nick Bailey, Propel Technology, Bloxham Mill, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK, OX15 4FF. +44 (0)1295 724130 / +44 (0) 7813 956664
Peter Whyman, Zircotec, 22 Nuffield Way, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 1RL
+44 1235 54 60 50