Diesel oil, also known as diesel fuel, is a type of fuel derived from petroleum and used in diesel engines. It is widely used in automotive, marine, aviation, industrial, and agricultural applications. Diesel fuel is a distillate fuel, meaning it is a complex blend of hydrocarbons made up of hundreds of different substances. Common uses for diesel fuel include powering diesel engines, heating applications, and fuel for some aircraft.
When rubber components are exposed to diesel fuel, the rubber can become brittle and crack. This can lead to leaks or complete failure of the rubber seal. Additionally, diesel fuel can cause swelling of the rubber, leading to a decrease in strength and durability. The rubber can also degrade over time due to the presence of diesel fuel, resulting in a decrease in performance and reliability.
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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