A Refresher on Engineering Materials

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Note on Compressor sealing material

Fluorocarbon elastomer specifically designed for ED (explosive decompression) resistance in compressor components, valves and pumps in hydrocarbon refining, pipeline and oilfield applications. ED is a phenomenon that often occurs when high-pressure gas molecules migrate into an elastomer at a compressed state. When the pressure surrounding the elastomer is suddenly released, the compressed gas inside the elastomer tries to expand and exit the elastomer, thus causing ED. Most elastomers experience severe blistering or cracking when the forces of these expanding gases overcome the strength of the surrounding material.

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