The information presented herein describes the commonly observed patterns of O-ring failure by means of both text and illustration. Possible causes and corrective actions are indicated for alleviating the problem.
This specification covers an ethylene propylene (EPM) rubber in the form of sheet, strip, tubing, molded shapes, and extrusions. Primarily for parts, such as gaskets, grommets, and seals requiring resistance to phosphate esters and/or to ozone. Not suitable for use in contact with petroleum base fluids due to excessive swell.
This specification covers a fluorocarbon (FKM) rubber in the form of O-rings, O-ring cord, compression seals, and molded-in-place gaskets for aeronautical and aerospace applications. These products have been used typically as sealing rings, compression seals, O-ring cord, and molded-in-place gaskets in contact with air and a wide variety of fuels, lubricants, and specific hydraulic fluids but usage is not limited to such applications. Each application should be considered individually. This class of fluoroelastomers is not recommended for use in high temperature stabilized, “HTS”, engine oils. Each “HTS” oil should be evaluated separately. This fluorocarbon rubber has a typical service temperature range of -20 to +400 °F (-29 to +204 °C) in air.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) summarizes data and background relative to age control of specific classes of those nitrile type synthetic elastomers used in sealing devices which are resistant to petroleum base hydraulic fluids, lubricating oils, and aircraft fuels. This includes, but is not limited to, those nitrile (NBR or BUNA-N) elastomers previously covered by Section I of MIL-STD-1523.
This specification provides requirements for the identification and packaging of sheet, strip, extrusions, and molded parts made of natural rubber, synthetic rubber, reclaimed rubber, and combinations of the above with other materials such as asbestos, cork, and fabrics. AMS2817 covers preferred requirements for identification and packaging of preformed packings.