Alright folks, it’s that time again! In this installment of Ask The Experts, the team at Fluidampr is opening up their doors for your questions. Whether you have questions about damper fitment, installation dos and don’ts, or design questions, Fluidampr is making their engineering department available to answer anything you might ask.
Fluidampr’s line of motorsports-oriented, crankshaft-mounted torsional vibration dampers have been around since the mid-1980s, and the basics of the system have remained unchanged to this day. By using a steel flywheel inside of highly viscous silicone fluid, the damper can control an engine’s vibrations in a much wider range of frequencies. The silicone material used stays at the desired viscosity through an extreme temperature range — approximately -40°F through 300°F.
Besides the dampening material, Fluidampr’s line of crankshaft balancers are available in both SFI-approved and non-SFI-approved variants for use on the racetrack and the street, respectively. Both variants are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2015-certified facility, with the highest attention to detail possible. Fludampr’s parent company, Vibratech TVD, manufacturers OEM and industrial dampers for everything from 1.1-pound automotive camshaft dampers to 7,000-pound behemoths for gas compression pumping engines.
So, regardless of your application, Fluidampr’s engineering team is open to your questions. Whether you’re curious about the proper hub-to-snout fit, how to properly balance a rotating assembly with a Fluidampr, or what the difference between second- and third-order harmonics are, and how they affect your engine, fire off your questions to [email protected] between now and May 21, 2021, and we’ll get your questions answered and published.