Oct 27th 2018
Tech Help - Protective Line Sleeving
What kind of problems are created by engine heat?
When engines create power, they also create heat. Under-hood components such as wiring, cables, lines and hoses are susceptible to the harmful and damaging effects of heat that can break down mechanisms prematurely. And it’s not just heat. Moisture, oil, dirt, road and track grime are other environmental factors that can cause damage.
Why should I protect my under-hood components?
Protecting a vehicle’s electrical wiring, coolant hoses and other lines is vital to the overall performance and operation of any vehicle. This protection is a relatively inexpensive preventive measure compared to the parts and labor costs of replacement. It can be as simple as covering the hose or line with products specifically designed to protect them from the heat and other damage.
With so many different components doing different things, how do I know which sleeve to use?
DEI offers over a dozen affordable and highly effective cable, hose and line protection solutions. From insulating to reflecting damaging heat, there are several effective options that feature flexibility, different temperature ratings and are lightweight. Installation is easy with sleeving that simply wraps around wiring, secures with hook and loop closure or slides over.
How do they work?
Utilizing different types of braided glass and basalt base material, the various styles of DEI sleeves/shrouds protect components such as wiring, cables, hoses, fuel/oil/brake/transmission lines-even speedometer cables. They work by reflecting heat away or insulating from heat, in turn, protecting critical components from thermal damage. Depending on your needs, some sleeves can protect up to 1800°F direct heat and 2500°F radiant. These coverings also protect from cold, moisture, oil, dirt, road and track grime.