Coke oven gas is a by-product of the coking process used in steel manufacturing. It is composed of hydrogen, methane, and other trace elements. Common industries that use coke oven gas are steel manufacturing, chemical production, and power generation.
When rubber is exposed to coke oven gas it can cause cracking, swelling, and softening. This is due to the hydrogen present in the gas, which can react with the rubber material causing damage. Additionally, the presence of methane in the gas can react with rubber components, causing them to become brittle and lead to cracking.
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