Fuel Analysis

Chemical resistivity

A study was carried out to observe how fuel treatment effects the physical properties of five types of O-ring elastomers when compared to the effects of standard fuel. Some level of swelling (or volume expansion) and change in hardness upon exposure to fuels is expected for elastomeric materials, and this swelling serves to provide a tight seal to prevent leakage. Therefore, elastomer properties were measured for untreated fuel and standard fuel was used as a baseline comparison.