Chlorine, also known as dry gas or chlorine water, is a chemical element with the atomic number 17. It is used in many industries, including water treatment, bleaching, and disinfection. It is also used in the manufacture of plastics, solvents, and pharmaceuticals.
Common types of rubber failure when exposed to chlorine water include accelerated degradation, swelling, and hardening. Chlorine water can cause rubber to become brittle and prone to cracking, as well as reducing its tensile strength and flexibility. Additionally, chlorine can damage rubber components by stripping away the protective surface layer, leading to further degradation.
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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