Ethyl Nitrite, also known as Nitrous Ether, is commonly used as a solvent, a fuel, and a catalyst in a variety of industries including paint, ink, and rubber. It is also used as a reagent in organic synthesis.
When rubber is exposed to Ethyl Nitrite, the most common type of failure is embrittlement. As the rubber ages, it becomes brittle and may crack or tear. Additionally, the rubber may swell, leading to cracking and distortion. In some cases, the rubber may discolor or become sticky. All of these types of failure can cause the rubber seal to become ineffective and require replacement.
Fluorosilicone o-rings are a hybrid of silicone and FKM resulting in great jet fuel resistance with high and low temperature performance. Also widely used in semiconductor Ashing equipment with strong resistance to oxygen plasma, FVMQ fluorosilicone o-rings also feature excellent flexibility, compression resistance, aging and sunlight resistance, and overall wide range of basic chemical resistance.
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