KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ELASTOMERS AND SEALINGS MADE CLEAR
The issue of adequate stability or resistance is one that is repeatedly faced by users of seals.
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.
An evaluation of more than 500 failure analyses and recommendations how to avoid O-ring failures.
This paper wants to give a guidance for a realistic assessment of the load limits for NBR-, EPDM-, HNBR- and FKM- O-rings.
With the new ISO 3601 Part 5 Standard (O-Ring Materials) the O-ring finally becomes a standardized rubber component.
Hardly any other operating media cause more problems with O-rings than water, steam or aqueous compounds, particularly at higher temperatures.
Incorrect media exposure can lead to swelling or severe and irreversible damage of rubbery materials. This article helps to recognize and avoid this problem.