MIL0S03136 Type II Fuel, also known as JP-8 aviation fuel, is a kerosene-type fuel that is primarily used in military and commercial aircraft. This fuel is similar to JP-5 fuel, but with a higher flash point and higher lubricity for improved engine performance. Common uses for this fuel include military aircraft, helicopters, and commercial aircraft.
When rubber is exposed to JP-8 aviation fuel, there is a risk of swelling, softening, and discoloration. These effects can be seen in as little as one hour of exposure and can continue to worsen with prolonged exposure. Additionally, the fuel may cause cracking and embrittlement of the rubber, leading to a decrease in mechanical strength and a decrease in tear strength and elongation.
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