Isolast®J9510, a perfluoroelastomer developed by Busak+Shamban,for sealing in hazardous environments, has received independentaccredited certification relating to the materials performance inexplosive decompression situations.
Industry accredited testing of Isolast®J9510 seals included 30explosive decompression cycles. Despite this rigorous regimeIsolast®J9510 seals showed no resultant damage or leakage.
The test parameters included:
- Test gas: natural gas
- Test temperature: 80°C
- Test pressure: 138 bar (14 MPa)
- Decompression rate: 12 minutes
Isolast®J9510 is a perfluoroelastomer offering high-stabilitysealing, resistance to chemical and thermal extremes and hascompatibility with a wide range of chemicals. The material exhibitsadvanced dynamic characteristics and has a high response rate -greatly reducing the prospect of seal leakage and the associateddangers. Additionally, the seals are extrusion resistant; extrusionbeing a primary cause of explosive decompression where, typically,whole elements of sealing material can literally, explode /implode, when pressures are quickly reduced, in an operational orsafety shut-down situation.
Isolast®J9510 is developed and manufactured within theBusak+Shamban group of companies and is available in a completerange of standard and special O-Rings and custom parts for theoffshore and processing industries.