EFFECTS OF MIXTURES OF GASOLINE WITH METHANOL AND WITH ETHANOL ON AUTOMOTIVE ELASTOMERS
Sixteen automotive elastomers were investigated in the methanol/gasoline systems. The results show that although few elastomers are affected drastically by pure gasoline (e. g., natural rubber) and few by the pure methanol (e. g., Viton), most of the elastomers are severely affected by mixtures of the gasoline and methanol rather than the pure components. Results on the ethanol/gasoline system are similar to those of methanol except that the ethanol mixtures have slightly less severe effects. Only in the case of Viton a greatly reduced effect in the ethanol system was observed.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- ABU-ISA, I A
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Elastomers; Ethanol; Fuel pumps; Gasohol; Gasoline; Methanol; Mixtures; Rubber; Swelling; Testing; Vehicle power plants; Vehicular materials
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile engines; Automobile materials; Elastomer swell; Fuel handling rubbers; Rubber testing
- Subject Areas: Highways; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00331755
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800786
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM