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John Tranquilli
Category:
Seal Design

The Many Different Types of Rubber Grommets

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What exactly is a rubber grommet? This may seem like a simple question, but the answer can vary from different people. We often are asked at tradeshows if we engineer and sell rubber grommets. We do, but we do not …

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John Tranquilli
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Materials

Why Crude Oil Is so Valuable to Everyday Life

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While scrolling through social media, I came across a video from a major crude oil supplier. The video showed the complexity and design of one of their ocean drilling platforms. As a chemical engineer and self-proclaimed engineering geek, I find …

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John Tranquilli
Category:
Materials

The Permeability of Rubber Compounds

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There are many factors that affect the permeability of rubber. Polymer and fillers directly affect the rate of transfer through a rubber barrier, which is very important for critical gas or fluid application. The most common example of this type …

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