Temperature and Gas Springs
Temperature Effect on Gas Springs & Struts
How temperature affects gas spring force: the force produced by a gas spring varies linearly by 0.19% for each degree F change from ambient (68° F). For example, a 30 degree change results in a 5.7% (30 X 0.19% = 5.7%) change in spring force.
Gas Spring & Strut Operating Temperature Range
The following chart gives the operating and survival temperature ranges for gas springs manufactured with standard, low temperature and high temperature seals. RV refers to "release valve" which is a standard option on most Customline units. The seal properties of the RV reduce the temperature ratings. If an alternative Ball valve (BV) or T-valve (TV) is used, there is no temperature range reduction.
|Type Spring||Operating Temp. Range||Survival Temp. Range||Note|
|Standard and Stainless Steel||-13°F to 158°F (-25°C to +70°C)||-31°F to 158°F (-35°C to +70°C)||All current and stock parts|
|Schrader Valve||23°F to 158°F (-5°C to +70°C)||5°F to 158°F (-15°C to +70°C)||Older, discontinued Schrader Valve|
|Low Temp.||-40°F to 203°F (-40°C to +95°C)||-58°F to 203°F (-50°C to +95°C)||Special made low temp materials, no valve|
|High Temp.||23°F to 347°F (-5°C to +175°C)||5°F to 347°F (-15°C to +175°C)||Special made high temp materials, no valve|
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