What a Turbo Blanket Does and How It Improves Performance

If you’re looking for a way to improve your car’s performance, consider investing in a turbo blanket. Turbo blankets are designed to protect the turbocharger from heat damage and can also help improve spooling time. A turbo blanket can help you get more power out of your engine by keeping the turbocharger cooler. This article will take a closer look at turbo blankets and what they do. We’ll also discuss some of the benefits that they offer.

What is a Turbo Blanket?

A turbo blanket is a heat shield designed to insulate and protect the turbocharger of an internal combustion engine. A turbo blanket is used to reduce the amount of heat that is transferred from the exhaust piping and turbocharger to other parts nearby. This helps the engine perform better by allowing cooler air to enter and the engine to start working faster.

The turbo blanket is made from a material that can withstand very cold temperatures (-50°F) and very hot temperatures (1200°F). It is designed to fit snugly over the turbocharger, and it protects the turbocharger from heat transfer. The turbo blanket helps to reduce the noise coming from the turbocharger. This makes it a good choice if you want to improve performance and sound levels.

A turbo blanket can help your car in multiple ways. If you want your car to go faster, a turbo blanket can help with that. Or, if you just want to keep your engine from getting too hot, it can do that too. There are many reasons why a turbo blanket is a good choice when you are looking for an engine upgrade. Some of these reasons include improved performance, better sound levels, and better fuel economy.

How does a Turbo Blanket improve spooling?

A turbo blanket improves spooling by insulating the turbocharger and retaining its heat. This allows the air to stay thin and move quickly, which makes the turbocharger work faster.

When the engine runs, cold air enters and combines with hydrogen and carbon during the combustion stroke. This process heats the air and thins it out, causing hot air to exit the engine through the turbocharger and exhaust piping. A turbo blanket helps to keep heat from moving away from the turbo. It acts as a barrier that prevents heat from transferring. This way, the heat is contained within the turbo.

The insulated environment created by a turbo blanket allows for a higher oxygen rating, which helps improve the turbo’s spooling. This is because thinner air travels faster and creates more pressure, allowing the turbo to spin faster. As a result, you get quicker acceleration and more power from your engine.

Turbo Blanket Benefits

  • – Quicker spooling
  • – More extraordinary intake air temperatures (IAT)
  • – Retains heat within the turbocharger
  • – Thinner and travels much quicker air passing through
  • – Improved engine performance

Final Thought

A turbo blanket is an accessory that allows you to enjoy the benefits of a faster and more efficient vehicle. It is an effective heat shield and helps protect your car’s engine from getting too hot. The purpose of a turbo heat wrap is to insulate the turbocharger, preventing it from transferring heat to its surrounding components.

This type of insulation plays a vital role in engine performance and efficiency. By keeping the turbocharger from radiating too much heat, a turbo blanket helps the air entering the engine stay cooler, which means more oxygen is available for combustion during each cycle. This improves engine performance with faster spooling and throttles response Vehicle Parts & Accessories.

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Proof That Turbo Blankets Dramatically Reduce Engine Bay Heat!

Here at Kool Wrap, we intend to embark on a series of bench tests to evaluate the performance of all of our heat protection products. But while we arrange the equipment to start these tests, we found a great video from the guys at Engineering Explained- a well known Youtube channel-  where they used an Infrared camera and temperature data logger to test the heat generated by their Turbocharged GTi VW with and without a turbo blanket.

They used a Titanium Basalt Turbo Blanket of exactly the same construction as our Kool Wrap blankets. The results were definitely impressive.

The turbocharger without the blanket showed exhaust housing temps up to 500°C and these dropped to 160-200°C with the blanket fitted. This reduced engine bay heat was then shown to reduce the temperatures of nearby coolant hoses, the turbo to intercooler piping, the air intake and turbo oil lubrication line.

Check out the video below. The guys did a great job.

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Do Turbo Blankets Actually Boost Performance?

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Turbo Blankets or Beanies where introduced for 4 key reasons:

  • Reduce under bonnet or hood temperatures to protect fuel lines, hoses and other engine components from heat damage
  • Reduce the chance of injury for mechanics working near hot turbochargers
  • Improve performance by lowering engine bay temperatures and therefore intake air temperatures
  • Increase temperatures of the turbo exhaust housing and therefore accelerate the intake turbine faster, reducing lag and in turn increase boost pressures

Turbo Blankets have no doubt proved themselves to be very popular with turbo car owners, but will a Turbo Blanket really bring on Boost faster?

Luckily for us, graduate research assistant Steffen Bickle at the University of Texas decided to thoroughly investigate this theory.

Click HERE to read his paper.

The short version is, yes, Turbo Blankets or Turbo Beanies definitely do increase exhaust housing temperatures and help to build boost faster.

Steffan Bickle found that …..”With the turbo blanket mounted, the turbocharger shaft speeds exceeded their baseline counterpart for identical engine operating conditions which resulted in increased boost pressures throughout all tested steady state speed-load point”.

He went on to conclude…”The time-to-torque improvement with the PTP Turbo Blanket was significant, especially for the last case, in which we used a simultaneous tip-in of the speed and the load, the time-to-torque improvement was impressive with an instantaneous torque improvement of up to 140 Nm. This led to an acceleration advantage of 250 engine rpm in spite of the fact that the duration was less than 2.5 s for the entire event. The improvement of the turbocharger performance provided this engine performance advantage because the turbocharger spool-up was faster which resulted in a boost pressure advantage of up to 0.3 bar when the PTP Turbo Blanket was mounted”.

I think that we can safely agree that a Turbo Beanie or Turbo Blanket is a very cheap and easy addition to any Turbocharged Car and the benefits are proven.

  • Faster spool up of the turbocharger- less lag
  • Cooler under bonnet or under hood temperatures
  • Potential power gains by reduced engine bay temperatures
  • A safer engine bay for mechanics and enthusiasts

Check our the Kool Wrap range of Turbo Blankets or Beanies

 

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