Patterns of O-ring Failures
|Publication Date:||1 September 2014|
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.