Recording from the SAE Digital Summit
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Crankcase ventilation (CCV) systems:
Are your materials limiting your safety and sustainability performance?
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Recorded on:
April 13, 2021
11:00 am ET

Climate change has been recognized as one of the biggest risks of this era, with the UN considering 2020 through 2030 the “Decade of Action”—a pivotal period in which major initiatives must be taken to prevent irreversible environmental damage. Comprising an approximate 28% of total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the transportation sector maintains a critical responsibility for reducing the rate of GHG output and resulting impact. Facing increasing pressure to minimize footprint while also maintaining vehicle safety and performance, manufacturers must seek every available avenue to optimize automotive components, including leveraging important features such as crankcase ventilation (CCV) systems. Yet, what major automobile manufacturers often fail to examine is not only system design, but the materials that constitute those designs.

In this session, Judith Sebastian, Sr. Marketing Manager at Porex, will reveal the vulnerabilities of a crankcase ventilation system and the integral role filtration media plays within a functioning, successful design for greater emission performance. Built to relieve pressure in the crankcase caused by unwanted blow-by gases, a CCV system with the right filtration capabilities can also siphon usable oil back into an engine’s oil sump and help reduce the amount of harmful gases emitted from the vehicle’s exhaust. The result? A combustion process that is not only more efficient and enhances engine longevity, but also does its part in protecting against harmful pollution.

While all CCV systems mean well, they are limited by their material components. From a shedding-prone composition and costly production process to an improper pore structure that undermines filtration efficiency, traditional materials can ultimately pose threats to a vehicle’s rating. Join the discussion with Porex to discover how new porous material innovations with greater filtration stability for various air flow rates and pressure levels can maintain crankcase and engine health and help eliminate dangerous emissions. Attendees will uncover the latest material technologies for meeting ongoing regulations, enabling a safe driver experience and contributing to a healthier environment—all essential for fostering a future-proof brand reputation.

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Judith Sebastian, Sr. Market Development Manager at Porex

Host Biography:

Judith Sebastian, Sr. Market Development Manager at Porex

Judith is the Sr. Market Development Manager for Porex’s automotive materials business unit. Porex, a business of Filtration Group, is a porous materials manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with product development and manufacturing facilities in USA, Germany, Scotland, Malaysia and China. Judith has a diverse experience of over 25 years in the areas of Manufacturing, R&D, Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales and Business Management for a wide variety of industry segments. Highly experienced in automotive engine design, materials and performance requirements, Judith leads global teams to develop a robust and sustainable product portfolio across multiple technology platforms by working closely with customers and industry associations. Judith holds an MBA from the Georgia Technical Institute, Scheller College of Business, and bachelor’s degrees in Organization Leadership and Marketing Management from Mercer University.