Carbon monoxide (CO) is also known as a fire gas, carbonic oxide, and carbon oxide. It is a colorless and odorless gas that is highly poisonous to humans and animals when inhaled. Carbon monoxide is found in combustion fumes, such as those produced by cars and trucks, small gasoline engines, stoves, lanterns, burning charcoal and wood, and gas ranges and heating systems.
When rubber is exposed to carbon monoxide, it can suffer from oxidation and accelerated aging. The polymers in rubber can break down when exposed to high concentrations of carbon monoxide, leading to decreased tensile strength, increased brittleness and decreased elasticity. This can lead to cracks, tears, and other deformations in the rubber, reducing its effectiveness in sealing applications.
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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