Steam is a type of water vapor at temperatures above 149°C/300°F. It is a common form of energy used in a variety of industries, such as energy production, food processing, and healthcare. Common uses of steam include steam cooking, steam disinfection, and steam cleaning.
When rubber is exposed to steam at temperatures above 149°C/300°F, it can cause a range of problems. Common types of failure include cracking, softening, hardening, and swelling. The rubber material may also lose strength and become brittle, leading to further failure.
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