Federal-Mogul Corporation : New Federal-Mogul Gallery-Cooled Piston Improves Power and Refinement of Downsized Gasoline Engines Lightweight Elastothermic piston limits knock and improves durability of high-power spark ignition engines Southfield, Michigan, July 30, 2013. Federal-Mogul Corporation's (NASDAQ: FDML) Powertrain Segment is introducing a new Elastothermic^® piston, designed for next-generation downsized gasoline engines. It allows vehicle manufacturers to further increase power density and compression ratios without compromising refinement or durability. The new piston combines the low mass and low friction benefits of its advanced Elastoval gasoline piston architecture with an improved cooling gallery design located higher in the crown of the piston. The new design decreases crown temperature, reducing the risk of detonation, or "knocking", in hotter, higher pressure engines, while simultaneously maintaining high structural strength. "Engine manufacturers continue to utilize higher levels of turbocharging to improve CO[2 ]emissions, fuel economy and performance," said Gian Maria Olivetti, Chief Technology Officer, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. "Our innovative new Elastothermic gallery-cooled gasoline piston enables these downsized engines to run at higher power levels and compression ratios with low NVH and outstanding durability." The Elastothermic piston is the next step in the continuous development of the company's advanced Elastoval piston architectures for gasoline engines. Advanced Elastoval is characterized by reduced boss gaps and a smaller distance between the side panels, which are angled or even multi-angled and use down to 2.5 mm section thicknesses. In most cases, a convex boss structure is used, with optional weight-relieving pockets in the pin direction. Testing has shown that the Elastothermic piston gallery reduces the piston crown temperature by 25 Kelvin (K) to 30 K. The cooler crown and top-ring land area allows engine designers to calibrate the engine for more power, torque and fuel economy while minimizing calibration compromises to avoid pre-ignition "knock." It also allows for the development of future engine designs with higher specific outputs. The Elastothermic piston also decreases the temperature of the first ring groove by up to 60°C down to below 250°C which reduces carbon deposits and ring sticking, helping to keep oil consumption low and improving sealing. The lower operating temperature, in turn, improves scuffing resistance, allowing more cost-effective solutions for ring and groove tolerances. The reduction of knock also reduces wear and deformation of the first ring groove. "Piston crown temperature is a key factor in piston durability and the fuel economy improvements that can be obtained by downsizing," said Arnd Baberg, Chief Engineer, Piston Product Engineering, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. "The lighter weight and smaller section of gasoline pistons makes integrating cooling galleries far more challenging than in diesel pistons. Federal-Mogul's materials and production expertise has allowed us to develop more precisely controlled casting processes that produce high-strength, lightweight pistons with galleries." Vehicle manufacturers in Asia, North America and Europe are developing engines with the new piston design that was developed in Federal Mogul's R&D-center in Nuremberg, Germany. Production is scheduled to start during 2013 and Federal-Mogul will present Elastothermic piston technology at the IAA Show in Frankfurt from September 10-13, 2013. About Federal-Mogul Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business segments, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain segment designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components segment sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO^® wiper blades; Champion^® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE^®, Fel-Pro^®, FP Diesel^®, Goetze^®, Glyco^®, Nüral^®, Payen^® and Sealed Power^® engine products; MOOG^® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo^® and Wagner^® brake products. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 45,000 people in 34 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com. CONTACTS: Steven Gaut Federal-Mogul Corporate Communications 248-354-7826 firstname.lastname@example.org Ursula Hellstern Federal-Mogul Corporate Communications EMEA +49 (611) 201 9190 email@example.com ### Federal-Mogul_Elastothermic_Piston_Image 2 Federal-Mogul_Elastothermic_Piston_Image 1 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. 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Federal-Mogul Corporation : New Federal-Mogul Gallery-Cooled Piston Improves Power and Refinement of Downsized Gasoline Engines
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