BRINE is also known as sodium chloride and is commonly used in the food industry to season food, preserve meat and fish, and as a key ingredient in many processed foods. In the industrial sector, it is used as a raw material for chemical production, in oil extraction and refining, and in water treatment.
When rubber is exposed to brine, the rubber can become brittle and lose its elasticity, leading to cracks and leaks. In addition, the salt can corrode metal components, leading to metal fatigue and fractures. The rubber can also be affected by the salt's high osmotic pressure, leading to permeation and swelling. Finally, the rubber can suffer from environmental stress cracking and oxidation due to the presence of chlorine ions in the brine.
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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