Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that is also known as carbonous oxide, carbon oxide, and monoxide. It is often produced through the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and biomass. Common uses of carbon monoxide include the production of steel, plastics, and other industrial products.
When rubber materials are exposed to carbon monoxide, they can suffer from a variety of common failures. These include accelerated deterioration, decreased tensile strength, cracking, and discoloration of the rubber. In extreme cases, the rubber can become brittle and break apart. Additionally, exposure to carbon monoxide can cause rubber materials to swell and shrink over time, which can cause them to become brittle and fail prematurely.
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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