can happen when normal Buna N or Viton elastomer compounds used for valve seals have microscopic voids in their surface and substructure.
'An explosive decompression
is something that pilots practise regularly.'
It is believed the Learjet suffered an explosive decompression
, a very rare but usually fatal loss of pressure.
They were led by the United Kingdom's ill-fated de Havilland Comet, which was withdrawn from service soon after its introduction due to crashes caused by explosive decompression
. The big success among jet airliners was the 167-passenger Boeing 707 of the late 1950s, which "more than any other airplane, except the Wright Flier, changed the course of civilization by proving the reliability, economy, and safety of international air passenger service," Hilliard said.
The resistance to this "explosive decompression
" is polymer and compound dependent.
And that would result in an explosive decompression
Designed for high-pressure applications, the seals have reinforced polymer seals, which offer chemical resistance and eliminate the possibility of explosive decompression
and O-ring extrusion due to high pressures.
A fluoroelastomer formulation has been developed for an explosive decompression
The high modulus values, especially at low strain, are beneficial for improved performance in explosive decompression
environments that can be encountered in the oil well industry (ref.
Keywords: For sealing high pressure it is effective in decreasing explosive decompression