JP-04, also known as Jet Propellant 04, is a type of jet fuel used in military aircraft. It is a highly flammable hydrocarbon fuel blend composed of hydrocarbons such as kerosene, mineral oil, and xylene. Common uses of JP-04 include powering jet engines, providing fuel for rocket testing, and providing fuel for military jets. Common types of failures when rubber is exposed to JP-04 include cracking, swelling, and hardening of the rubber. Cracking can occur due to the exposure to high temperatures and can be caused by thermal cycling or exposure to environments with high temperatures. Swelling can occur when the rubber is exposed to the chemical for a prolonged period of time, which can cause the rubber to expand and crack. Hardening can occur as the chemical can cause the rubber to become brittle and hard over time. Additionally, JP-04 can cause the rubber to become brittle and break down over time due to the presence of volatile organic compounds.
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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