Hot Temperatures

info Elastomers Strength

Effect of
high temperature on elastomer strength

The strength of an elastomer measured at room temperature can be very different compared with its strength when measured at hightemperatures which can be typical of operating conditions. As a general rule, when elastomers get hotter their strength is reduced. By using advanced measuring techniques, the strength of elastomer materials at different temperatures can be measured. This information can then beused in finite element analysis (FEA) to determine whether a sealing material is suitable for use in high temperature conditions.