Carbon tetrafluoride, also known as carbonic acid, is a colorless gas used in various industries including refrigeration, air conditioning, and fire extinguishing systems. It is also used in the production of plastics and pharmaceuticals. Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to carbon tetrafluoride include accelerated degradation, swelling, cracking, and loss of strength. The chemical’s reactivity with rubber leads to a breakdown of the rubber’s molecular structure, which can cause it to deteriorate rapidly. Additionally, exposure to carbon tetrafluoride can lead to the rubber becoming brittle and prone to cracking.
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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