Fuel Oil No. 1 and Fuel Oil No. 2 are both light fuel oils obtained from the distillation of crude oil and are commonly used in both industrial and commercial applications. Common uses for Fuel Oil No. 1 and No. 2 include heating buildings, powering ships, and generating electricity.
Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to Fuel Oil No. 1 and No. 2 include swelling, discoloration, hardening, and deterioration. Prolonged exposure to Fuel Oil No. 1 and No. 2 can lead to the rubber swelling, resulting in eventual breakdown and loss of shape. The oil can also cause the rubber to become brittle and harden, leading to eventual cracking and eventual failure. Additionally, Fuel Oil No. 1 and No. 2 can cause the rubber to discolor, leading to discoloration of the material. Lastly, Fuel Oil No. 1 and No. 2 may cause the rubber to deteriorate, leading to eventual breakdown and loss of material strength.
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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