Hydrogen gas, also known as dihydrogen or hydrogen hot gas, is a highly flammable gas with a wide variety of industrial uses. It is commonly used in the production of chemicals, electronics, and even food products. It is also used in the refining and processing of fossil fuels, and in the production of ammonia and steel.
When rubber is exposed to hydrogen gas, it can be subject to rapid oxidation and degradation. This can lead to cracking, hardening, discoloration, and other physical deterioration of the rubber, resulting in poor performance and reduced durability. In extreme cases, hydrogen gas can also cause brittle failure of rubber parts, leading to catastrophic failure of the system they are used in.
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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