Are we increasing operational risk by ignoring marginal performance gains in elastomer technology?
Yes, there are undoubtedly cost implications in qualifying new materials, but at what point are these outweighed by the enhanced performance offered by the latest technology? Operational environments have become increasingly challenging over the last 35 years but should we remain content to use 35 year old technology to face these new challenges?
Downloading this technical paper provides a further discussion of the dangers of neglecting the small advances in product and material capability in terms of missed performance, safety and opportunities.
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