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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Design Engineering

DEI Titanium Pipe Shield with LR Technology

Avon Lake, Ohio based thermal barrier and sound control specialist Design Engineering is now offering what it says is a “better form of protection from searing exhaust heat.”
The company says its flexible titanium pipe shield with LR (Lava Rock) technology “joins two durable flexible materials together for dual heat protection. The outer layer is made from pulverized and stranded Basalt lava rock made into a tightly woven weave for durability and strength.
“The shield’s inside material is made of a special high temperature resistant fabric (89% silica) that withstands 350 degrees more heat than glass fiber - up to 1350 °F. Finished off with stainless steel offsets and heavy-duty rivets, the shield features a standoff bracket design to add an air gap between the shield and pipe for maximum cooling and heat dissipation.”
In addition to leg protection, DEI’s shield can also be used as a barrier between the exhaust and plastic bodywork, or protection of critical systems such as suspension components or electrical harnesses. Designed to be flexible, the shield can be installed on almost any pipe shape or pipe diameter and is available in a 4” x 8” or 4” x 12”.
DEI is best known for its titanium LR exhaust wrap. Available as a wrap or a sleeve in a choice of finishes it is extremely popular with customizers and performance tuners, it is engineered to be stronger than glass fibre wraps for improved thermal performance, durability and reliability. Installation is easy because the material is more pliable with no pre-wetting needed. It is temperature resistant to 1,800 °F (nearly 1,000 °C) and is available in all of Design Engineering’s popular roll lengths.
Founded in 1995, DEI is a major manufacturer and supplier of high performance automotive aftermarket products selling worldwide to all sectors of the international powersports market. DEI specializes in the development of thermal and acoustic performance products.