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Protecting rubber mounts from hydrocarbon contamination

28 February 2007

Anti-Vibration mountings have a multitude of uses, which is why Euro-Bearings stocks such a wide range with no less than two supporting web sites. According to the company, one question often raised by customers is “what type of rubber should I use?” All of Euro-Bearings’ range is made from natural rubber, which is the industry norm. But natural rubber has one disadvantage in that, when contaminated by hydrocarbons, it begins to break down.

Euro-Bearings recommends a simple and cost effective method of preventing such contamination, and that is to wrap the mount in a thick, clear polythene bag before it is mounted into position. Silicone sealant can be applied to make the seal even more effective. The user can still see the mounting to monitor it for wear. Euro-Bearings says customers are often surprised at how much longer a natural rubber AV mount lasts on an oily factory floor - or worse still in the oily bilge of a boat - by taking this simple action.

Euro-Bearings has solved many vibration/noise problems, both large and small, using products from its wide range. If you need some help in this area, give the company a call. You’ll find all the details on the DPA web site.

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