Calcium bromide is also commonly known as dihydrate, anhydrous calcium bromide, calcium dibromide and brominated calcium. It is used in a variety of industries, such as oil and gas production, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemical production. In oil and gas production, Calcium Bromide is used as a brine for drilling fluids to control the formation pressure, reduce torque, and improve hole cleaning. In pharmaceuticals, it is used as an antifungal agent, and in specialty chemical production, it is used as a catalyst and as an intermediate for other compounds.
When rubber materials are exposed to Calcium Bromide, the rubber can become hard, brittle and suffer from cracking or crazing. This is due to the high pH and high salinity of the chemical, which can lead to degradation of the rubber material. Additionally, the salt can act as a plasticizer and reduce the elasticity of the rubber, resulting in decreased performance and increased wear.
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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