Exhaust gases, containing sulphuric acid, is also known as sulfuric acid, oil of vitriol, and battery acid. It is a highly corrosive chemical commonly used in the production of fertilizers, dyes, detergents, and drugs. In automotive industries, it is used in car batteries and as a fuel additive.
When rubber is exposed to sulphuric acid, it can cause chemical degradation, leading to cracking, swelling, and embrittlement of the rubber, as well as accelerated ageing. In some cases, it may also cause the rubber to become brittle and discolored, leading to premature failure. Additionally, sulphuric acid can cause the rubber to become brittle and more vulnerable to other environmental elements such as ozone and ultraviolet radiation.
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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