Drinking water, also known as potable water, is water that is considered safe for human consumption. It is used for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and other activities. When rubber components are exposed to drinking water, the rubber can become cracked and brittle over time due to the presence of chlorine and other chemicals. This can lead to failure of seals and gaskets, resulting in water leakage and potential damage to equipment. Additionally, rubber can swell and become distorted due to the presence of other minerals and contaminants found in drinking water.
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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