ARDL offers a wide range of Fluid Immersion capabilities to help customers understand the impact of fluids on material properties. Exposure to liquids can cause changes to the chemical and physical properties of a material. ARDL measures the property changes after immersion in a specified fluid for tensile, elongation, durometer, volume or weight and other failure criteria.
We can provide immersion in fluids including automotive fluids, chloramine and chlorine, IRM fluids, ASTM fluids, ISO standard fluids, down-hole gases, liquid chemicals, acids, fuels and much more. Immersion testing may be conducted at elevated temperatures, pressures and environments to help understand material degradation or performance in the field.
Chemical Resistance - Effects of Liquids
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property - Effect of Liquids - Tensile, Elongation, Durometer ChangeASTM D 471
Chemical Resistance - Effects of Liquids - Volume or Weight Change
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property - Effect of Liquids - Volume or Weight ChangeASTM D 471
Chlorine and Chloramine Resistance - Immersion
Standard Test Method for Rubber Property—Effect of Aqueous Solutions with Available Chlorine and ChloramineASTM D 6284
Efects of Exposure to Fluids on Rubber
Rubber, Vulcanized or Thermoplastic - Determination of The Effect Of LiquidsISO 1817
Fluid and Vapour Exposure - Rubber and Elastomers
Determination of the behaviour of rubber and elastomers when exposed to fluids and vapoursDIN 53 521 WITHDRAWN - REPLACED WITH DIN ISO 1817
Fluid Resistance of Gasket Materials - Compression
Fluid Resistance of Gasket Material - CompressibilityASTM F 146
Fluid Resistance of Gasket Materials - Immersion
Fluid Resistance of Gasket Material - ImmersionASTM F 146