Gallagher recently recorded the Rubber Energized Seals webinar, discussing rubber energized rod or piston seals, and the advantages and disadvantages to using some of the most common seal profiles. This webinar is presented in conjunction with one of our trusted partners, Eclipse Engineering, Inc.
This webinar will discuss:
- Differences between an elastomer and a fluoroelastomer
- The important role fluorine plays
- Types of fluoroelastomers and their features and benefits
- Material performance comparisons
- Chemical resistance of fluoroelastomers
- Temperature ratings of fluoroelastomers
- Considerations when choosing the right fluoroelastomer for your application
What is an Elastomer?
An elastomer is made up of long chain polymers which are connected by crosslinks. Crosslinks are analogous to springs and provide an “elastic” (recovery) nature to the material. The crosslinks are relatively stable, but can break down under extreme temperatures and pressures.