Analysis of O-Ring damage
The surface of this seal has flat cross section.
The seal is compressed to parallel, and the surface is abrased by the dust.
Bubbles, cracks, cavities, discoloration and other defects appear on the surface of the seal.
Contaminants appear on the surface or burrs of the seal
Bubbles, irregularities, pits and other defects appear on the
Broken edges appear in the inner diameter under low pressure on the surface of the seal.
Cutting edges appear on the surface the seal.
The seal fails to seal the gap completely.
The seal has the same flat shape with the groove due to compression on the gap, which makes cracks occur to the seal surface.
The seal discolors, with erosion damage and residual powder left on the surface.