KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ELASTOMERS AND SEALINGS MADE CLEAR

Scientific Papers by Bernhard Richter and Ulrich Blobner

Evaluation of stability tests for elastomeric materials and seals

The issue of adequate stability or resistance is one that is repeatedly faced by users of seals.

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Why O-Rings Fail

This paper describes some typical O-Ring failure modes and the root causes behind them. It compares specific failures and provides detailed failure analysis along with steps toward prevention.

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O-ring failure, the true causes

An evaluation of more than 500 failure analyses and recommendations how to avoid O-ring failures.

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Service Life of O-Rings

This paper wants to give a guidance for a realistic assessment of the load limits for NBR-, EPDM-, HNBR- and FKM- O-rings.

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