Durability Tests According to Arrhenius

Since the service life of elastomers is often limited by the chemical damage mechanism of aging by heat and oxygen, the influence of temperature on the service life can be represented by the so-called Arrhenius straight line. However, a solid basis of test results at 2, or preferably 3 temperatures for at least 3000 hours should be available for this purpose. Such tests are carried out regularly in the O-Ring Prüflabor Richter. Further information can also be found in the following technical article:

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