It is generally recognized that explosive decompression
is improved by the following:
Timar, "Optimization of HNBR for explosive decompression
service," Rubbercon 92, Brighton, England.
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39) Application of finite element method to predict explosive decompression
damage in elastomeric components.
The increase in both operating temperature and pressure of the R134A has created problems with the elastomers in both thermal stability and explosive decompression
in elastomeric seal boots, orings and hose liners.
typically occurs when a gas is absorbed by an o-ring while operating in high pressure; the gas is trapped within the o-ring when the system pressure drops, causing the surface of the o-ring to blister and rupture as the trapped gas expands.
With regard to rubber products, there has been a significant amount of work done in the last few years with respect to explosive decompression
in products used in the oil field and with improving the life of tank treads.
It is of utmost importance that elastomer formulations be optimized for resistance to explosive decompression