Aluminum Chloride is also commonly referred to as Aluminum Chlorate or Aluminum Trichloride. It is a white, odorless, crystalline salt used in a variety of industries, including water treatment, oil and gas, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and paper and pulp. In the oil and gas industry, it is used for drilling and fracturing fluids, scale inhibitors, and corrosion control. In food and beverage, it is used as a preservative, flavor enhancer, and pH modifier.
When exposed to aluminum chloride, rubber will often suffer from hardening, cracking, and discoloration. This is due to the corrosive nature of the chemical, which breaks down the rubber's polymer chains and destroys its elasticity. Additionally, prolonged exposure to aluminum chloride can cause rubber materials to swell and become brittle. This can lead to premature wear and tear of the rubber, as well as a decrease in its performance.
Viton ® o-rings from Marco Rubber offer excellent compatibility with a range of chemicals, oils and resist high temperatures up to 400F. Viton ® is also known as FKM made of fluoroelastomer one of the most versatile and widely used sealing materials.
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