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Glossary » Design » Oring » Material » Fluorocarbon

Fluorocarbon elastomer (FKM) material is also known by its tradename VITON or Fluorel. Fluorocarbon has excellent mechanical and physical properties, and outstanding resistance to a wide spectrum of chemicals. Fluorocarbon compounds exhibit excellent high temperature resistance and low compression set (-20°F to +400/450°F). It is commonly known as tradename Viton. There are however many less expensive alternatives that are more suitable for sealing Freon and blowing air.

Fluorocarbon is suitable for dynamic and static seal of o-rings in the environment containing the following chemicals: Acetylene Gas, Aluminium Flouride, Aluminium Nitrate, Aluminium Sulfate, Ammonium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride, Ammonium Nitrate, Ammonium Persulfate Solution, Ammonium Phosphate, Ammonium Sulfate, Amyl Alcohol, Amyl Chloronaphthalene, Aniline, Animal Oil, Arachlor 1248, Argon, Aromatic Fuel 50%, Askarel Transformer Oil, ASTM Fuel A, ASTM Fuel B, ASTM Fuel C, ASTM Fuel D, ASTM Oil Four, ASTM Oil Three, ASTM Oil Two, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Beer, Benzene Sulfonic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Benzophenone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Chloride, Bleach Liquor, Borax Solutions, Boric Acid, Bromine Gas, Bromobenzene, Bunker Oil, Butane, Butter, Butyl Alcohol, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Chloride, Calcium Hydroxide, Calcium Hypochlorite, Calcium Nitrate, Calcium Sulfide, Carbolic Acid (Phenol), Carbon Disulfide, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Tetrachloride, Carbonic Acid, Castor Oil, Tung Oil China Wood Oil, Chlordane, Chlorinated Solvents, Chlorine Dioxide, Dry Chlorine, Wet Chlorine, Chrome Plating Solution, Chromic Acid, Citric Acid, Cod Liver Oil, Coffee, Coolanol Monsanto, Corn Oil, Coal Tar Creosote, Creosylic Acid, Crude Oil (Asphalt Base), Cyclohexane, Denatured Alcohol, Dichloro-Butane, Diesel Oil, Di-ester Lubricant MIL-L-7808, Diethylamine Glycol, Dimethyl Phthalate, Diphenyl, Dow Corning 550, Dow Guard, Dowtherm A, Elco 28 Lubricant, Ethane, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Ethyl Benzene, Ethyl Benzoate, Ethyl Chloride, Ethyl Chlorocarbonate, Ethyl Formate, Ethyl Hexanol, Ethyl Oxalate, Ethyl Pentachlorobenzene, Ethyl Silicate, Ethylene, Ethylene Glycol, Ethylene Trichloride, Formaldehyde, Freon 112, Freon 114, Freon 13, Freon C318, Fuel Oil, Gallic Acid, Automotive Gasoline, Gelatine, Glucose, Glycerin, General Glycol, Petroleum Base Grease, Helium, Heptane, Hexane, Petroleum Base Hydraulic Oil, Gas Hydrobromic Acid, Hydrocyanic Acid, Hydrogen Gas, Iodine, Iso Octane, Isobutyl Alcohol, Isopropanol, Isopropyl Chloride, JP 3 MIL-J5624, JP 4 MIL-J5624, JP 6 MIL-J5624, Kerosene, Animal Fat Lard, Linsed Oil, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Petroleum Base Lubricating Oils, Malathion, Maleic Acid, Mercuric Chloride, Mercury, Methane, Methyl Bromide, Methyl Chloride, Methyl Ether, Methyl Oleate, MIL-F-25558 (RJ-1), MIL-F-25656, MIL-G-25760, MIL-H-5606, JP-5 JP-4 JP-3 MIL-J 5624, Milk, MIL-L-25681, MIL-R-25576 (RP-1), Type 1 Fuel MIL-S-3136, MIL-S-81087, Mineral Oils, Naphtha, Naphthalene, Naphthalenic, Natural Gas, Neatsfoot Oil, Gas Nitrogen, N-Octane, N-Pentane, Oleic Acid, Oronite 8200, Oxalic Acid, Cold Oxygen, Ozone, Peanut Oil, Petroleum Oil, Phenol, Phenylhydrazine, Phosphoric Acid, Phosphoric Trichloride, Pine Oil, Potassium Nitrate, Potassium Sulfate, Producer Gas, Propane, Propanol, Propyl Alcohol, Propylene, 10E Pydraul, 540C 312F 230C Pydraul, 90E 65E 50E 30E Pydraul, Transformer Oil Pyranol, 55 (Phosphate Ester) 53 43 Pyrogard 42, Rapeseed Oil, Red Oil, RJ-1 (MIL-F-25558), RP-1 (MIL-R-25576), Sea Water, Silicone Grease, Silicone Oils, Silver Nitrate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Soyabean Oil, Stearic Acid, Stoddard Solvent, Sucrose Solutions, Sulfur Chloride, Dry Sulfur Dioxide Gas, Wet Sulfur Dioxide Gas, Sulfur Trioxide, Sulfurous Acid, Tannic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Tertiary Butyl Alcohol, Tertiary Butyl Mercaptan, Tetrabromoethane, Tetrabutyl Titanate, Tetrachloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Tetraethyl Lead, Tetralin, Toluene, Type A Transmission Fluid, Turbine Oil, Turpentine, Varnish, Vinegar, VV-H-910, Whiskey, White Pine Tar, Xylene.

O-Ring material Fluorocarbon is usually suitable for static seal in the environment containing Acetamide, Acetyl Chloride, Alkazene, Benzene, Benzine (Ligroin), Butadiene Monomer, Carbitol 2, Chloroform, Ethylene Dichloride, Freon 113, Freon 114B2, Freon 502 (F22+F316), Freon TF, Hexyl Alcohol, Hydroquinone, Hydraulic Fluid (Phosphate Ester Type) Lindol, Linoleic Acid, Lye, Methyl Propyl Salicylate, Methylacrylic Acid, Methylene Chloride, MIL-H-7083, Octyl Alcohol, Oleum (Fuming Sulfuric Acid), 200-400F Oxygen, Styrene Monomer, Fresh Water.

O-Ring material Fluorocarbon is sometimes ok for static seal but not for dynamic seal in the environment containing chemicals such as Butyl Carbitol, Hydrobromic Acid, Methyl Alcohol.

Fluorocarbon is not suitable for o-rings exposed in the environment containing chemicals such as Glacial Acetic Acid, Acetic Anhydride, Acetone, Acetophenone, Acrylonitrile, Anhydrous Ammonia, Cold Gas Ammonia, Hot Gas Ammonia, Amyl Acetate, Aniline Oil, Automotive Brake Fluid, Benzaldehyde, Brake Fluid, Butyl Cellosolve, Butyraldehyde, Chloracetic Acid, Chlorine Trifluoride, Chlorosulfonic Acid, Diacetone, Diacetone Alcohol, Dibenzyl Ether, Dimethyl Formamide, Dioxane, Epoxy Resins, Ethyl Acetoacetate, Ethyl Cellulose, Ethyl Diamine, Ethyl Ether, Ethylene Oxide, Freon 21, Freon 31, Freon 32, Furfural, Hydrazine, Hydrofluoric Acid, Isopropyl Acetate, Isopropyl Ether, Lacquer Solvents, Lacquers, Methyl Acetate, Methyl Acrylate, Methyl Butyl Ketone, Methyl Cellosolve, Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK), Methyl Isobutyl Ketone (MIBK), Methyl Methacrylate, N-Hexaldehyde, Nitroethane, Nitrogen Tetroxide, Nitromethane, Nitropropane, Propyl Acetate, Propylene Oxide, Radiation, Skydrol 500, Steam to 350F, Liquefied Under Pressure Sulfur Dioxide, Tetrahydrofuran, Triethanolamine, Wagner 21B Brake Fluid.

Additional Information

There is not enough data to determine whether Fluorocarbon is suitable for using in the environment containing the following chemicals or not. Acetaldehyde, Air below 200 C, Aluminium Acetate, Aluminium Chloride, Concentrated Ammonium Hydroxide, Amyl Borate, ASTM Oil One, Cellosolve, Dibutyl Phthalate, Diethylamine, Ethyl Mercaptan, Freon 11 (M), Freon 12, Freon 22, FREON R134A, Furan, Furfuryl Alcohol, Hydrochloric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, JP 5 MIL-J5624, Methanol, Methyl Mercaptan, Monovinyl Acetate, Nitric Acid, Nitrobenzene, Sodium Hydroxide, Sulfur Hexafluoride, Sulfuric Acid (Concentrated).

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