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Document ID (ISN)58014
CIS number 92-1016
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Offshore Technology Report OTO 92 002
Author(s) Stevenson A., Campion R.P., Ho E.
Title An overview of the MERL/BHRG international seal life prediction project
Bibliographic information Health and Safety Executive, Library and Information Services, Broad Lane, Sheffield S3 7HQ, United Kingdom, Mar. 1991. 24p. Illus.
Abstract This overview presents a general outline of the work of a project concerned with elastomer seal life prediction; all detailed results and data remain confidential to the project consortium. The work included: a critical review of failure mechanisms and associated factors; determination of basic parameters using test specimens; development of a computer program to apply these results to actual seals; performance tests on seals under carefully controlled conditions. In addition, a Seal Life Prediction Methodology is being compiled to enable the techniques developed to be applied to specific problems in the future.
Descriptors (primary) elastomers; gaskets; materials testing; offshore oil extraction; material failure
Descriptors (secondary) experimental determination; prediction
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Compressed gases and pressure vessels