Honeywell Introduces Genuine Original Equipment Parts for North American Independent Aftermarket
Chicago, April 23, 2015 — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Transportation Systems, the leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, is showcasing its independent aftermarket business for the passenger vehicle market at Automechanika Chicago (booth #1738). With an increase of turbocharger adoption in the U.S., Honeywell has a dedicated team to help engine installers identify the right turbochargers that meet original equipment specifications, locate nearby distributors and ensure drivers are safer on the road.
The turbocharger market in North America is expected to grow from 14 percent per year over the next five years to more than 8 million turbocharged vehicles sold per year by 2019, according to the 2014 Global Turbo Forecast. That expected growth rate equates to nearly 50 million turbocharged passenger vehicles on North American roads by 2019.
“Turbochargers are no longer a niche technology. They are now a key component in the service and maintenance of vehicles as they have been widely adopted by original equipment manufacturers to help enable increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions,” said Dan Yaung, general manager of the North America Aftermarket, Honeywell Transportation Systems. “Through our Garrett by Honeywell brand, our service replacement turbochargers are engineered to meet the exact specifications demanded by the original car and truck manufacturer.”
As the technology becomes more common, drivers and installers need to be aware that non-genuine turbochargers from unauthorized remanufacturers or suppliers may lead to engine failure. To ensure genuine turbochargers are on the road, Honeywell has enlisted five Garrett Master Distributors with more than 33 locations and approximately 150 Garrett Authorized
Centers across the U.S. and Canada to assist installers in using the proper turbocharger technology to keep drivers safer while getting optimal performance and increased fuel efficiency.
Garrett Master Distributors have direct access to the Garrett by Honeywell product portfolio and carry significant inventory to quickly respond to local turbocharging requirements. In addition, Garrett Master Distributors can assess warranty claims, provide technical assistance, and have the ability to service every model from older T-style turbochargers to the newly launched variable geometry ball-bearing technologies.
Honeywell also developed a website (garrett.honeywell.com) to provide installers the tools to access the full portfolio of Garrett by Honeywell turbochargers without needing to go to a dealership. Installers can access technology videos, view a step-by-step installation guide, find local distributors and more.
Buy Genuine to Protect your Vehicle
Modern turbocharged engines are a very complex technology. The engines are subjected to higher speeds, hotter temperatures and severe duty cycles and turbochargers can fail under these intense conditions if not built properly. The turbo shaft speed can skyrocket from 90,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) to more than 200,000 rpm. Turbine wheels flowing highly-boosted exhausted gas can reach 1800 degrees Fahrenheit, and top-level motorsport vehicles can regularly reach 1950 degrees Fahrenheit. The temptation to ignore safety and go for the lightest wheels and thinnest housings increases the likelihood of a compressor or turbine wheel coming apart very quickly as non-genuine technology may not be designed or built to the proper specifications.
Turbochargers can help downsized engines and improve fuel economy as much as 20 to 40 percent in gas and diesel engines, respectively, when compared with larger naturally aspirated engines and still provide the same or better engine performance. Downsized engines with turbochargers can also reduce harmful exhaust emissions. Yet, copy or unauthorized remanufactured turbochargers can negatively affect engine efficiency, including reduced performance, increased fuel consumption and may void emission requirements when the vehicle goes through its annual emissions test.
Non-genuine substitute parts and different processes in copy turbochargers can lead to serious issues including low flow and pressure, which causes a poor response in the vehicle. An overly rich diesel fuel/air mix can cause excessively high temperature, and high flow/pressure can cause over-speeding of the turbocharger, and potentially wheel bursts which result in damage to the turbocharger and possibly, the engine. The energy released by a turbine wheel burst can roughly equal the velocity of firing more than 16 .350 Magnum bullets. Non-genuine parts may not be built to withstand such velocity.
Honeywell works with nearly every major global manufacturer and each year launches an average of 100 new turbocharger applications. Garrett turbochargers offered through the independent aftermarket cover the broadest range of engine applications, from micro-cars and light automobiles to construction vehicles and the racing circuit.
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About Honeywell Aerospace
Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo.