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ISO23936-2 Standard Overview

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a global federation of national standards bodies. ISO23936 (Part 2: Elastomers) ‘’Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – non-metallic materials in contact with media related to oil and gas production.’’

This standard portrays the procedures and requirements for the elastomeric material to qualify for use in machinery for Oil & Gas manufacture. It lists the overall requirements, principles, and recommendations for the non-metallic materials to qualify for use in Oil & Gas equipment.


In Oil & Gas production environments the failure of the equipment could cause a risk to the health and safety of the environment, personnel, and public.

ISO23936-2:2011 is directed to a wide industry group and covers essential overall kinds of elastomeric materials – elastomers, fibre-reinforced plastics, thermoplastics, etc.

It doesn’t cover polymeric coatings that are applied to the outside of the component such as paint or thermal insulation but that are not in contact with oilfield liquids.

ISO23936-2 compliant shapes and profiles include:

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