Trichloroethanolamine (also known as triethanolamine, or TEA) is a colorless, viscous liquid with a mild odor. It is commonly used as a solvent, cleaning agent, and surfactant in a variety of industries, including oil and gas, industrial cleaning, and chemical manufacturing. It is also used as a corrosion inhibitor in water and steam systems, and as a preservative in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Common failures when rubber is exposed to trichloroethanolamine can include cracking, swelling, softening, or discoloration. Long-term exposure to the chemical can also cause cracking or hardening of rubber. Additionally, trichloroethanolamine can accelerate the rate of aging in rubber materials, leading to a decrease in performance and an increase in the chance of failure.
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