Carbon dioxide is also known as carbonic acid gas, dry ice, and R-744. It is a colorless, odorless gas with a slightly acidic taste. It is commonly used in a variety of industries, including food and beverage production, healthcare, agriculture, and chemical manufacturing.
When rubber is exposed to carbon dioxide, it can cause a variety of failures. The most common type of failure is chemical degradation, which is caused by the reaction between the carbon dioxide and the rubber material. This can cause the rubber to become brittle and break down over time. Additionally, exposure to carbon dioxide can cause the rubber to swell and distort, leading to premature failure of the rubber seal.
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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