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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MPRC!

IT’S OFFICIAL:

MPRC, a manufacturer of seals and gaskets for Locomotives and Rail Cars is AAR M1003 Certified!  We proudly add that to our ISO 9001-2015 Certification– and as always, we THANK YOU for your business. As a reminder, MPRC manufactures right here in the good ole’ USA!

Call MPRC today at 800-397-3429, or email our sales teamsales@mprcseals.com
Let us assist you with quality seals and gaskets for all your Locomotive and Rail Car needs!

MPRC Fuel Bowl Seal

What sets MPRC apart from other gasket suppliers? One of our main strengths is not only the ability to custom cut virtually any gasket, but we also custom mold a wide variety of rubber components. Fully molded parts, quality controlled from start to finish, made in-house- right here in the USA!  One of the many advantages of fully-molded parts from MPRC is not only exceptional quality, but fast turnaround.  MPRC can produce the parts, and get them to you quickly.  With the current state of supply issues and excessive lead times, this can be a game-changer.   Check out below how MPRC is molding our Fuel Bowl Seal and improving the performance, safety, and life-cycle of our customer’s equipment.  

MPRC Fuel Bowl Seal

Part #0-EM8104055-CGO

MPRC Fuel Bowl Seal, PN: 0-EM8104055-CGO

Fuel Filter assemblies are commonly equipped with flat-black (Nitrile) gaskets. During engine operation, clevis thumb screws will loosen from engine vibration, and these flat gaskets will eventually show some fretting deterioration- both causing leaking.  One area of importance is centering the bowl into the flat gasket. If vibration through the filter body contacts the glass bowl, it can fracture and crack, and you’ve got a real problem on your hands. The glass bowls also can be moved or placed off-center and can cause unnecessary leaks. With the fuel system under pressure, these failures can contribute to personnel safety issues, fire, and equipment damage.

MPRC was challenged with fixing this sealing issue and creating a seal that would help with installation by centering the fuel bowl through the seal, preventing the bowl from ever contacting the fuel block. The MPRC Fuel Bowl seal was designed using our proprietary Chemours Viton™ compound which we believe is simply unmatched in the industry. Specially molded to accept the glass bowl sealing surface, including additional grooves that mate with the fuel filter assembly body- all designed to absorb engine vibrations and protect the fuel bowl. This secure fit and sealing ability contribute to a safe environment and operation of your equipment.

Reach for the “Gold Standard” today- the MPRC Fuel Bowl Seal! Molded in-house at our Cedar Rapids, IA headquarters.  

Contact us at 800-397-3429, or email: sales@mprcseals.com