Bromoethane, also known as bromochlorotrifluoroethane, is a halocarbon commonly used as a refrigerant, aerosol propellant, and fire extinguishing agent. It has a low ozone depletion potential (ODP) and low global warming potential (GWP). It is used in air conditioning systems, aerosol cans, and fire extinguishers.
When rubber is exposed to bromoethane, it can cause swelling, cracking, and hardening due to its low vapor pressure. Bromoethane can also cause the rubber to become brittle and break. Additionally, prolonged exposure can cause the rubber to become discolored, and in some cases, the rubber can even become unworkable.
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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