RIKEN CORPORATION

Piston Ring Museum

Welcome to the Piston Ring Museum

PISTON RING Typical Applications

  • Motorcycles
  • Passenger Cars
  • Buses
  • Trucks
  • Pleasure Crafts
  • Marine Propulsion
  • Power Generation
  • Leisure RVs
  • Large Agricultural
  • Small Agricultural Lawn & Garden
  • Motor Sports

Think about it for a moment ....
Do you drive a car every day? Have you traveled by ship or used products that were transported by ship? Do we rely on trucks to supply local stores or drive on roads that were built by construction equipment such as bulldozers? Do we eat food that was grown and harvested using farm tractors and combines?

All of these machines, lawn mowers, passenger cars, transport lorries, construction equipment, farm implements, cargo and passenger ships, are powered by internal combustion engines, usually of the reciprocating (piston) type, using gasoline or diesel oil as fuel.

An important working part in these engines is something called a "piston ring". It's a precision-made component that helps the engine harness the energy contained in the fuel and converts it into useful power. In fact, piston rings are absolutely essential to an engine’s efficiency and durability, as well as to meeting all necessary emission regulations.

Come along and explore the world of Piston Rings...

Piston Ring Museum | Guide to Museum Exhibits

Click on the Exhibit Hall you wish to visit.

Guide to Museum Exhibits

  • Exhibit Hall A

    Engine Structure & Operation
    How does an engine operate ?
  • Exhibit Hall B

    Piston Ring Function
    How do rings function in the engine ?
  • Exhibit Hall C

    Technologies that Assure Ring Function
    What makes the rings work properly ?
  • Exhibit Hall D

    Helping to Preserve the Environment
    How does ring design help the environment ?