Damaging Effects of Dust Particles on Engine Hardware

May 21, 2020

Almost one third of the Earth's total land mass is desert, and approximately 40% of global roads are unpaved, arid and dusty. In addition, many off-highway and mining locations are in similar environments. In these situations, engine hardware and lubricants are subjected to demanding conditions.

In this video, we examine this issue:

  • Challenges engines face in sandy and dusty environments 
  • Extent and nature of the damage caused
  • Remedial actions which can reduce internal combustion engine component damage as a result of sand or dust ingress

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