Eden Prairie, MN (January 31, 2020) Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) debunks one of winter’s biggest energy myth in its newest white paper titled “Stop Idling. Engine, Oil and Battery Heaters Warm Up Your Engine Before You Start It.”.
Both gasoline and diesel engines’ oil, and batteries are affected by cold weather. Many people idle their vehicles in cold weather to warm up the engine. But idling can significantly reduce the life of piston rings and cylinders and increase fuel consumption by decreasing the engines efficiency and causing corrosion in the exhaust system. Cold weather is particularly problematic for diesel engines due to thickening of the oil which causes resistance to the movement of internal moving parts.
Fuel injection vehicles only require a brief 10 to 30 second idle before driving to warm up the engine. To ensure reliable winter starts when temperatures dip below freezing, PTI has engineered heating solutions to warm all types of engines by utilizing battery heaters, silicone pad heaters, engine block heaters, or coolant heaters. These products help reduce engine wear and reduces emissions.
Multiple solutions exist depending on the type of vehicle and type of heating solution selected. Battery heaters offer efficient, direct heat transfer and improves battery capacity in cold weather. Silicone pad heaters are applied directly to the reservoirs or diesel fuel filters. Block heaters or coolant heaters (also referred to as immersion heaters or freeze plug heaters) create heat balance by distributing heat to the coolant, oil, and key engine components which prevents engine damage.
PTI’s engine pre-heating technologies for cold-start conditions have been providing driver comfort, reliable performance, improving productivity and reducing maintenance costs for over 100 years.
“Stop Idling. Engine, Oil and Battery Heaters Warm Up Your Engine Before You Start It”. This white paper can be downloaded and read in its entirety here: https://phillipsandtemro.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/0021-EngineWear-ColdWeather-WhitePaper_Final.pdf
About Phillips & Temro Industries
Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI) is a company with a rich 100-year history as a global OEM and aftermarket provider of custom engineered thermal and electrical solutions. Trucking, automotive, oil and gas, off-road vehicles and power generation are just a few of the diverse markets that benefit from PTI’s heating, cooling and electrification systems. PTI’s future is focused on the continued evolution of engines and new energy vehicles as the company continues to provide solutions that maximize equipment performance, reliability and safety. PTI’s portfolio of industry leading brands, include Zerostart®, Arctic Fox®, Idle Free® Systems, Truflo™ and EVOCHARGE®.
Company Name: Phillips & Temro Inc.
Contact Person: Patti Hill
Address:9700 West 74th Street
City: Eden Prairie
Country: United States