Sustained-load cracking – how quickly do the cracks grow?
- Very slowly, as extensive research by Luxfer and outside laboratories has shown.
- No scientific evidence supports rumors and claims of “fast crack growth.”
- Cracks typically take eight or more years to grow large enough to cause a cylinder leak.
- Because SLC growth is so slow, properly trained inspectors have adequate opportunity to detect cracks during the normal requalification process.
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