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Chemical Processing O-ring Materials

The chemical processing industry relies on materials that can withstand aggressive chemical environments, high temperatures, and extreme pressures. Chemical processing grade materials are specifically designed and manufactured to meet these rigorous demands, ensuring safety, reliability, and efficiency. In this web page, we will explore the significance of chemical processing grade materials, common application considerations, and discuss different types used in the industry.

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Chemical Processing Materials Available

Thousands of Chemical Processing Materials are available now with Canyon Components! Some common Chemical Processing Materials include the following.

What are Chemical Processing Grade Materials?

    Chemical processing grade materials are substances, components, or equipment engineered to excel in the challenging conditions of the chemical processing industry. These materials must exhibit high chemical resistance, thermal stability, and mechanical strength to prevent equipment failure and protect personnel.
Common Conciderations
    1. Chemical Resistance
    Materials must be highly resistant to the specific chemicals used in the processing, preventing degradation and corrosion.

    2. Temperature and Pressure
    Materials should withstand the extreme temperatures and pressures encountered in chemical reactors, pipelines, and storage tanks.

    3. Compatibility
    Compatibility with the chemicals, processes, and equipment used in the facility is essential to avoid adverse reactions and maintain product quality.

    4. Durability
    Materials must be durable and capable of withstanding the harsh conditions over an extended service life, reducing maintenance and replacement costs.

    5. Regulatory Compliance
    Compliance with industry standards and regulations is necessary to ensure safety and regulatory approval.

    6. Cost Efficiency
    While performance is crucial, cost considerations should be balanced to optimize material selection.

Material Options

    1. Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM)
    Perfluoroelastomers, like Kalrez® and CanRez™, are formulated to perform exceptioannly well in almost all abrasive chemicals at extreme temperature ranges. When it comes to chemically resistant and high temperature elastomers, perfluoroelastomers are the best.

    2. Fluoroelastomers (FKM, Viton)
    FKM compounds, O-rings, gaskets, & custom molded parts exhibit excellent mechanical attributes as well as excellent resistance to high temperatures, mineral oil, ozone, fuels, hydraulic fluids, and many other solvents and chemicals.

    3. Fluoropolymers
    Fluoropolymer materials like PTFE and PVDF are excellent choices for spring energized seals, backup rings, lining equipment, tanks, and pipes, as they provide high chemical resistance.

    4. Stainless Steel Alloys
    Stainless steel alloys, such as 316L and 317L, are known for their corrosion resistance and are widely used in pipelines, reactors, and storage tanks.

    5. Corrosion-Resistant Alloys
    Specialized alloys like Hastelloy, Inconel, and Monel offer superior resistance to a wide range of corrosive chemicals and are used in critical applications.

    6. Glass-Lined Steel
    Glass-lined steel vessels offer a combination of steel's structural strength and glass's chemical resistance, making them suitable for a variety of chemical processes.

    7. Ceramic Materials
    Ceramic materials, such as alumina and zirconia, are used for their high-temperature resistance and excellent corrosion resistance in specialized applications.

    8. Plastic Piping
    Plastic piping systems made of materials like PVC, CPVC, and PP offer corrosion resistance and are used in chemical transfer and distribution.

DETAILS

COMPOUND

FEATURES

Canyon™

Material

Shore A

Temp (°C)

Description

Common Usage

Comparable Materials

DETAILS

COMPOUND

FEATURES

Canyon™

Material

Shore A

Temp (°C)

Description

Common Usage

EP70BK03

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK03

EP70BK36

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, USP VI <87> & <88>, 3A, NSF 61 Certified, KTW, WRAS, UL 778, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Medical Devices, Dairy, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK36

EP70BK58

EPDM

70

-55°C to +150°C
(-67°F to +302°F)

FDA Compliant, WRC, ACS, W270, NSF 61 Certified, KTW, UL 157, Peroxide Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK58

EP70BK60

EPDM

70

-55°C to +130°C
(-67°F to +266°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, UL 157, Sulfur Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

EP70BK60

EP70OW05

EPDM

70

-55°C to +130°C
(-67°F to +266°F)

NSF 61 Certified, Off White, Sulfur Cured EPDM

Drinking Water Use

EP70OW05

NB70BK03

NBR (Buna-N)

70

-35°C to +125°C
(-31°F to +257°F)

FDA Compliant, NSF 61 Certified, NBR

Drinking Water Use, Food & Drug Manufacturing

NB70BK03

NB70BK09

NBR (Buna-N)

70

-35°C to +125°C
(-31°F to +257°F)

NSF 61 Certified, NBR

Drinking Water Use

NB70BK09

SHIELDING PERFORMANCE

COMPOUND

BASIC FEATURES

DETAILS

CanGuard™

Material

Temp (°C)

Filler

Volume Resistivity (Ω/cm)    

Shielding (dB)

Color

Shore A

Additional Specifications

Comparable Materials

SI70BK14

Silicone (VMQ)

Black

-55 to +200

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® S6600

SI70BK14

70

Carbon

2.5 to 10

30 to 80

SI65GD18

Silicone (VMQ)

Gray

-55 to +150

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® S6305, 6370, 6371, 6308, 6330

SI65GD18

65

Nickel Plated
Graphite

0.1

85 to 110

SI65TN16

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-55 to +150

MIL-DTL-83528 Type M

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1350, 1310

SI65TN16

65

Silver Plated
Glass

0.006

90 to 100

SI65TN17

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-55 to +160

MIL-DTL-83528 Type B

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1285

SI65TN17

65

Silver Plated
Aluminum

0.008

100 to 120

SI65TN11

Silicone (VMQ)

Tan

-45 to +125

MIL-DTL-83528 Type A

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1215, 1273, 1270

SI65TN11

65

Silver Plated
Copper

0.004

50 to 120

SI60BK15

Silicone (VMQ)

Black

-55 to 160

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® S6600

SI60BK15

60

Carbon

2.5 to 10

50 to 75

SI65BU57

Silicone (VMQ)

Blue

-55 to 160

MIL-DTL-83528 Type B

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1285

SI65BU57

65

Silver Plated
Aluminum

0.008

100 to 120

FS65GD15

Fluorosilicone

Gray

-55 to +150

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® L6303

FS65GD15

65

Nickel Plated
Graphite

0.1

100 to 130

FS70TN13

Fluorosilicone

Tan

-55 to +160

MIL-DTL-83528 Type D

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1287

FS70TN13

70

Silver Plated
Aluminum

0.012

100 to 125

FS70TN20

Fluorosilicone

Tan

-55 to +160

MIL-DTL-83528

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1287

FS70TN20

70

Silver Plated
Aluminum (Passivated)

0.012

115 to 120

FS75BU51

Fluorosilicone

Blue

-55 to 160

MIL-DTL-83528 Type D

Parker® Chomerics CHO-SEAL® 1287

FS75BU51

75

Silver Plated
Aluminum

0.012

100 to 125

FS75TN50