Boiling down what we do here at Power Drives is a little different for each market we serve. There are different challenges and product needs for each, and there are many. One of them, and a core market of ours, is the diesel engine market. We have been serving this market since 1995.
There are two main categories of the diesel engine market: on-road and off-road. In the hydraulics world, this essentially translates to: trucks and locomotives. The on-road diesel engine market consists of products such as coolant lines, EGR lines, low pressure fuel lines, turbo supply and return and diesel engine fittings.
Diesel Engine Market Products
Coolant lines are are on-engine hoses, tubes or hose-tube combinations that connect the various components of the coolant system, from the engine block to the radiator to the water pump.
PDI’s coolant hoses and tubes meet or exceed many SAE specifications including 100R14, 100R5, J524, J525 and J356. Hose materials include Teflon® with a stainless steel overbraid, rubber, silicone and AQP elastomer.
EGR lines, an acronym for exhaust gas recirculation lines, perform the function of recirculation. They transfer exhaust gas back into the cylinders, which reduces the amount of harmful gases that get expelled into the atmosphere. EGR lines are either tube, flexible metal hose or a combination of both, and can feature a stainless steel overbraid.
Low Pressure Fuel Lines
Low pressure fuel lines are also known as return lines, because they return excess fuel from the pump or filter to the fuel tank. Return lines can either be hoses, tubes or hose-tube combinations.
PDI’s return line hoses and tubes meet or exceed many SAE specifications including 100R14, 100R5, J524, J525 and J356. Hose materials include Teflon® with a stainless steel overbraid, rubber, silicone and AQP elastomer.
Turbo Supply and Return Lines
Turbo supply and return lines are on-engine hoses, tubes or hose-tube combinations for oil and coolant supply and return.
PDI’s turbo hoses and tubes meet or exceed SAE J524, J525 and J356. Hose materials include Teflon® with a stainless steel overbraid, rubber, silicone and AQP elastomer.
Diesel Engine Fittings
Diesel engine fittings keep everything together in a diesel engine. A tube is unable to perform properly there isn’t a reliable fitting attached to it. PDI can attach any of the various fittings to hose, tube or pipe, from compression to JIC (also known as Army Navy), American, Metric, British or Reusable. All of these fittings have their place, and we ensure that you have the proper fitting for your diesel engine application.
When you have diesel engine line or fitting needs, call PDI. We’ll get you on the road.