Qxidizers and Halogens 17-8

Oxidizing agents react with carbon to form carbon dioxide and/or carbon monoxide. The new compound, that is formed, will destroy carbon/graphite mechanical seal faces. Here is a list of some of the common oxidizers:

Additionally, look for any chemical whose name contains the word:

The Halogens are another group of chemicals that will attack carbon:

The degree of attack will be affected by the oxidizer's chemical concentration and temperature. If you are handling any of these chemicals it would pay to test an unfilled carbon for compatibility prior to installing a mechanical seal.

In addition to the above chemicals, experience teaches us that all grades of carbon should be avoided in the following applications:

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