Specialists of the Central Plant Laboratory of SE “Malyshev Plant” won the Army competition “Best Invention of the Year” in the nomination “Armored Vehicles and Weapons”.

The contest was organized by the Central Research Institute of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. More than 100 enterprises, organizations, higher educational establishments and military units of the Armed Forces took part in the competition.

For the consideration of the competition commission, the Malyshev specialists submitted four scientific developments, on which the specialists of the Central Plant Laboratory of SE “Malyshev Plant” worked in tandem with the specialists of the Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture named after Peter Vasylenko and the National Science Center “Kharkov Physical and Technical Institute”.

“The aim of our development is to apply special ion-plasma coatings to the piston rings of diesel engines, which makes them more durable. Piston rings become more durable in terms of operational period in their work, - says the head of the laboratory of ionizing methods of control of the CPL of SE “Malyshev Plant” Taras Maltsev.

- These developments were not just a theory, but also proved to be reliable in practice. After theoretical studies, we conducted bench tests. According to their results, it was found that the durability of the products due to the coating increased up to 15 times. In addition, the wear of the working surface of the ring after testing was reduced to 4 times.

As a result of the tests based on this development, the Malyshev specialists have obtained 4 patents. Two of them were ranked first and second in the competition in the nomination "Armored vehicles and weapons".

From the leadership of the Central Research Institute of the Armed Forces and Military Equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, our specialists received diplomas of the 1st and 2nd degree for the inventions, as well as the thanks of SE “Malyshev Plant”.