ASTM Fuel A, also known as Aviation Gasoline, is a type of aviation fuel used in gasoline-powered aircraft. It is used in general aviation aircraft and is composed of a mixture of hydrocarbons. Aviation Fuel A is used in aircraft to provide a reliable and efficient combustion of fuel, providing increased power and performance.
When rubber is exposed to Aviation Fuel A, it can cause the rubber to become brittle and degraded. This can lead to cracks and structural failures due to the fuel's high volatility. Additionally, the fuel can cause rubber to swell and become sticky, leading to poor performance and decreased durability. The rubber can also become discolored and brittle due to exposure to the fuel's high temperatures and corrosive components.
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