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    Evolving Non-Swelling Elastomers For High Pressure Oxygen Environments

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    The swelling characteristics of five specially designed elastomers under high pressure oxygen have been studied. The test programme has simulated actual service conditions and a number of variables such as gas pressure, temperature and moisture content have been systematically studied. The results which are interpreted with respect to the materials' structure and strength compare favourably with earlier work.


    elastomers, swelling, mass absorbed, high-pressure oxygen, pressure rig, ignition temperature, service simulation

    Author Information:

    Irani, RS
    Manager Cylinders and Metallurgy, BOC Ltd., Guildford, Surrey

    Currie, JL
    Senior Safety Adviser, BOC Ltd., Guildford, Surrey

    Sanders, J
    Chief Analyst, BOC Ltd., London,

    Committee/Subcommittee: G04.01

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24935S