From day one, Dura-Lite™ has been committed to solving the Charge Air Cooler durability problems vehicle owner/ operators face. When Dura-Lite started on this project, we knew that we had to engineer a Charge Air Cooler that met the required OE engine performance specifications. We also knew we had to produce a Charge Air Cooler which would last - not for months or a couple of years, but for many years! This commitment to Quality and Excellence placed Dura-Lite in a unique position. While other Charge Air Cooler manufacturers were attempting to improve upon the typical Charge Air Cooler thermal fatigue failure (OE design), Dura-Lite took another approach.
Dura-Lite engineered a Charge Air Cooler incorporating our Patented Silicone Grommet Tube-to-Header Seal System in place of the traditional brazed/ welded tube to header joint. The silicone grommets allow for free thermal expansion while maintaining a leak free seal. This free thermal expansion eliminates the stress and premature failures associated with a restrained brazed/ welded tube to header joint. Strain tests, thermal cycle tests, dynamometer tests, durability tests at elevated temperatures, and field tests were conducted. Dura-Lite coolers produced outstanding results and confirmed that our engineers had, indeed, found the solution to eliminating premature Charge Air Cooler failure.
Dura-Lite’s patented Charge Air Cooler design is radically different and more durable than any other in the marketplace. The advantages allow Dura-Lite the ability to offer the best warranty in the business, an incomparable 7 Year / 1,000,000 Mile Warranty on most Part #’s. This warranty remains unmatched in the industry.
In spite of Dura-Lite’s success, the engineering team continues to work hard at providing our customers with ever better product. The latest design - Evolution® - combines the advantage of durability with that of an engineered Outer Fin for aggressive cooling in On-Highway applications.
To compliment the Evolution® Charge Air Cooler, Dura-Lite designed - Channel Flow® - a radical new Charge Air Cooler innovation designed for Agricultural and Industrial Applications where dust, dirt, and debris cause the outside of the OE cooler to become plugged up.
Dura-Lite’s continued commitment to process development and product innovation will ensure that you, receive the highest quality, best engineered Charge Air Cooler available in the world.