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Storage of Elastomer Seals and Seal Assemblies Which
Include an Elastomer Element Prior to Hardware Assembly
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) addresses the general requirements for data
recording procedures, packaging, and storing of elastomeric seals and seal assemblies which include
an elastomeric element prior to the seal being assembled into hardware components.
The requirement for packaging is an integral part of the controlled storage procedure and provides a
means of positive product identity from the time of manufacture to the time of assembly into a
This document does not establish limitations or storage times for assembled components nor the
operating life of said components.
The information contained in this ARP is intended to be utilized by those organizations who do not
have specific requirements or recommendations already in place for the control of elastomeric s