STP1319

    Oxygen Compatibility of FKM Elastomers

    Published: Jan 1997


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    Abstract

    FKM fluoroelastomers have been among the more compatible of soft goods for use in oxidizer systems. In recent years a number of new formulations have become available. Test data assessing oxygen compatibility for several recent formulations is compared with historical formulations. Comparisons are also noted between FKM, FFKM, and traditional elastomers. General conclusions on oxygen compatibility of FKM elastomers are drawn with respect to filler materials and fluorine content.

    Keywords:

    oxygen, oxygen compatibility, flammability, FKM, Viton®, Fluorel®


    Author Information:

    D'Imperio, VJ
    Group Leader — Mechanical Systems GSE Engineering Services and Senior Principal Project Specialist, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA

    Werley, BL
    Group Leader — Mechanical Systems GSE Engineering Services and Senior Principal Project Specialist, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, PA


    Paper ID: STP12063S

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP12063S


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