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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • ABU-ISA, I A
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800786
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM