Bromochlorotrifluoroethane, also known as Halon 1301, is a colorless, non-flammable gas that is used in fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems. It is also used in refrigeration and air conditioning systems, as well as in the manufacturing of semiconductors and other electronic components. When rubber is exposed to Halon 1301, it can cause the rubber to swell and crack due to the halogenation reaction. In addition, long-term exposure to the gas can cause the rubber to become brittle, leading to further cracking and eventual failure of the material.
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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