Gasohol is a mixture of gasoline and alcohol, typically ethyl alcohol, and is most commonly used as a fuel for internal combustion engines. In industries, it is used as a fuel for vehicles, as a solvent for paints and coatings, and as a fuel additive to increase octane.
When rubber is exposed to gasoline, the rubber can become brittle and break down, resulting in cracks and tears in the material. This can be caused by a combination of temperature, sunlight, and the presence of oxygen, which can all contribute to the degradation of the rubber. Additionally, the gasoline can cause swelling of the rubber, which can lead to cracks and tears. The gasoline can also react with some of the rubber’s components, resulting in the breakdown of the rubber material.
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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