The aging and sour gasoline resistance of fuel line hose tube can be improved by appropriate choice of compound to meet the requirements of recently upgraded specifications. The use of butadiene-acrylonitrile rubber (NBR) design for heat resistant compounding, together with silica filler and selected plasticizer and antioxidant and a low sulphur sulphur-donor cure all contribute to improved performance. It is preferable to use cadmium oxide as activator but promising zinc oxide activated compounds have also been identified. It is desirable for both aging and sour gasoline resistance to use an NBR with acrylonitrile content as close to 40% as low temperature requirements permit.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 11-15 June 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Dunn, J R
    • Ridland, J J
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00303398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790664, HS-029 331U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1984 12:00AM