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AIR786B - Elastomer Compatibility Considerations Relative to O-Ring and Sealant Selection

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Document Number: AIR786B
Project Initiation: 02-07-2014
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Revision Number: B
Sponsor Name: Ronald E. Zielinski
Title
Elastomer Compatibility Considerations Relative to O-Ring and Sealant Selection
Scope
This AIR is intended to disseminate data relative to the compatibility of elastomers in order to aid in O-ring and sealant selection. A secondary purpose relates to the selection of solvents and cleaning agents for components and systems containing elastomeric sealants. This document contains data relative to the chemical nature of aerospace fluids and relates each to its effect upon elastomeric components. Since the compatibilities of elastomers are determined by the compounding as well as the nature of the base polymer, the elastomers considered are limited to finished compounds for which material or performance specifications could be referenced.
Rationale
This document has not been updated since its original release in 1965. Many of the fluid and elastomer specifications have changed since that time so this update provides current specification listings.
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