Turbocharger Hoses White Paper

High-Quality Fluoroelastomers Stand Up to Harsh Underhood Environments

Automakers are turning to turbochargers to meet increasingly stringent global emission control and fuel economy regulations. The reason: Turbochargers increase an internal combustion engine's efficiency and power output by forcing extra compressed air into the combustion chamber.

Turbocharger hoses operate at high temperatures with exposure to harsh chemicals, such as synthetic oils, auto fuel vapors and acidic exhaust gas condensates. These demanding conditions significantly impact material performance and lifespan, making elastomer choice critical. Standard elastomers simply can't withstand the tough demands of these environments. Components made using Viton™ fluoroelastomers have extended life due to their exceptional durability, superior quality, ability to work extreme operating temperatures, and chemical resistance.

Download this white paper to learn how selecting the right elastomer improves high-temperature durability of turbocharger hoses in autos.