Assessment of Elastomer Volume Swelling Behavior in Aero and Aero-Derived Gas Turbine Engine Lubricants
This method is used for determining the volume swelling effect of aero and aero-derived gas turbine engine lubricants (i.e. 5780)on elastomeric materials. Synthetic lubricating fluids for aircraft turbine engines must be compatible with materials of construction, such as elastomers used in the engines. Elastomers are used in seals, O rings, gaskets and related applications. This method is designed to determine the lubricating fluid elastomer compatibility behavior relative to volume swell of the elastomeric material.