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Ask the Experts: What is causing splits and cracks in the…

When you work with high-pressure gas application, it’s common to experience explosive decompression. A way to be sure this happened is if you notice random short splits or ruptures that go deep into the O-ring cross section. You might also notice that when you first remove the O-ring, it could be covered with small blisters. Explosive decompression will typically occur when an O-ring operating under high pressure absorbs gas. After this, you may notice three things:

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