Patterns of O-Ring Failures

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  • 2003-12-30
 
  • HISTORICAL Access the latest revision: AIR1707B
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26
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The information presented herein describes the commonly observed patterns of O-ring failure by means of both text and illustration. Possible causes and corrective actions are indicated for alleviating the problem.

This document is intended to provide a guide for analyzing O-rings which have failed in order to correct the circumstances which have caused the failure. A great deal can be learned toward solving a sealing problem involving O-rings by close observation of the failed O-ring.

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AIR1707B 2014-09-05 Latest Revised
2003-12-30 Historical Revised
1994-12-01 Historical Reaffirmed
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