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NACE 0297 Standard Overview

Established as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) in 1943 it fast became the global leader in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, education and certification for Oil & Gas production, Chemical Processing, and Refining Industries.

NACE TM0297- ‘’Effects of high temperature, high-pressure carbon dioxide decompression on elastomeric materials.’’

NACE TM0297 introduces test methods to assess the result of rapid depressurization from high stress (higher than 7MPa/1000psi) and temperatures of 50°C or greater in dry CO2 conditions and it’s intended for testing O Rings or tests elastomeric samples.


This standard contains sections on the following:

  • Preparation of test samples
  • Testing equipment
  • Test procedures
  • Procedures for reporting test results
    • Results show the changes in mechanical and physical properties
    • Changes in appearance after exposure to CO2

M Barnwell Services’ NACE TM0297 compliant elastomers can be designed into virtually all shapes and profiles, including O Rings, X Rings, T Seals, Lip Seals, Wiper Seals, Spring Seals, Bespoke Seals.

We offer a wide selection of elastomer material grades which have been tested and certified to NACE standards, they include Ethylene Propylene (EPDM), Hydrogenated Nitrile (HNBR), Tetrafluoroethylene Propylene (FEPM), Fluoroelastomers (FKM/FPM), Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM).

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