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Corrosion: Materials

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13B
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-183-2
Publication date:
2005
Book Chapter

Environmental Performance of Elastomers

By
Jim Alexander
Jim Alexander
Consultant
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Pradip Khaladkar
Pradip Khaladkar
DuPont Company
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Bert Moniz
Bert Moniz
DuPont Company
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Bill Stahl
Bill Stahl
DuPont Performance Elastomers
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Tommy Taylor
Tommy Taylor
DuPont Performance Elastomers
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Published:
2005
Page range:
608 - 617
Publication history
April 07, 2006

Abstract

Elastomers belong to a group of materials known as polymers that acquire their properties and strength from their molecular weight, chain entanglements, and crystalline regions. This article focuses on the use of elastomers as seals and describes its performance capabilities from the point of a sealant. The important technical concepts that define the performance capabilities of the elastomeric part include polymer architecture (molecular building blocks), compounding (the ingredients within the polymer), and vulcanization of the elastomer shape. The article discusses the aggressiveness of the chemical environment, temperature, and minor constituents in the environment and in the material itself that affect the chemical resistance of the elastomer. It provides a discussion on performance evaluation methods, namely, immersion testing and application specific testing that are determined using ISO and ASTM standards. The article concludes with information on elastomer failure modes and failure analysis.

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Jim Alexander, Pradip Khaladkar, Bert Moniz, Bill Stahl, Tommy Taylor, 2005. "Environmental Performance of Elastomers", Corrosion: Materials, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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