Metal seal fitting

  • 19-May-2010 03:38 EDT
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Visteon’s “zero leak” fitting is designed to eliminate refrigerant leakage in vehicle air-conditioning systems. The metal seal block fitting and seal structure eliminates a significant source of refrigerant leakage, reducing direct greenhouse-gas emissions as well as warranty costs associated with recharging. It replaces the conventional connector fitting that uses flexible elastomeric seals. Benefits of the metal seal fitting include: reduced leakage to a point that is practically immeasurable due to the metal-to-metal design, minimal pressure drop because of the “full-flow” internal design, significantly reduced seal contamination, assembly and service robustness, and protection during handling as a result of the integrated seal design. Additionally, Visteon’s metal seal technology will enable automakers to meet new legislation requirements in multiple markets. The fitting is scheduled for mass production beginning in 2011.

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