Struts Australia discuss the effects of temperature on the life and performance of their range of gas springs.
Gas springs are affected by temperature in two ways, output force could change and increased susceptibility to gas loss.
As the temperature of the gas springs changes, the internal pressure varies according to the relationship. If there is an increment in temperature, there will be a subsequent rise in internal pressure. The increase in internal pressure will result in the output force also going up. Very high or very low temperatures can adversely affect the gas spring's ability to retain their gas charge. At very high temperatures, the permeability of the seals increases and the gas molecules may diffuse through the seal more quickly.
Struts Australia's gas springs are capable of supporting and performing reliably at temperatures ranging from 4.5˚C to 150˚C.