Sandvik wins the Automotive Engineering International Tech Award
Sandvik's new seamless stainless tube, Pressurfect™, has won the prestigious Tech Award at the SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Each year at the SAE World Congress, the editors of Automotive Engineering International* magazine select the technologies that meet their criteria for the Tech Award from among the exhibitors. Judgment for the award is based on the following criteria:
- Level of design and engineering innovation
- Potential for "real world" production application
- Potential benefit for industry customers and end-users
Sandvik is now offering automotive companies and their suppliers a seamless stainless tube for gasoline direct injection (GDI) fuel systems that is stronger than welded and lower grade tubes. Many customers have expressed a need for a stronger, safer and lighter material for tomorrow's fuel systems – one that would reduce the risk of corrosion pitting or cracking. Pressurfect and Pressurfect XP can handle higher fuel pressures in GDI engines than products traditionally used, like welded carbon steel tubes. Higher fuel pressure means lower fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions.
"This is a fantastic award for Sandvik to have been honored with," says Jari Ponsiluoma, global product manager for Pressurfect. "We have now joined the ranks of a small number of innovative companies that have won this award, and that is great news for us".
*Automotive Engineering International is a monthly automotive trade magazine published by the SAE.