Chemical Compatibility Lookup Table

WARNING The information in this chart has been supplied to HFI Fluid Power Products by other reputable sources and is to be used ONLY as a guide in selecting equipment for appropriate chemical compatibility. Before permanent installation, test the equipment with the chemicals and under the specific conditions of your application. Ratings of chemical behavior listed in this chart apply at a 48-hr exposure period; HFI Fluid Power Products has no knowledge of possible effects beyond this period. HFI Fluid Power Products does not warrant (neither express nor implied) that the information in this interactive tool is accurate or complete or that any material is suitable for any purpose. DANGER Variations in chemical behavior during handling due to factors such as temperature, pressure, and concentrations can cause equipment to fail, even though it passed an initial test. SERIOUS INJURY MAY RESULT. Use suitable guards and/or personal protections when handling chemicals.

Chemical
Stainless
Aluminum
Brass
Steel
Kynar
PVC
Teflon
ABS
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Ryton
Viton
Nitrile
Neoprene
Ethelene
Ceramic
Potassium Cyanide Solution
Fair
Bad
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Potassium Hydroxide
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Potassium Permanganate
Fair
Fair
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Fair
Good
Fair
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Potassium Sulfate
Fair
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Potassium Sulfide
No Data
Fair
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Propane (liquid)
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Bad
Good
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Rust Inhibitors
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
No Data
Good
Salt Water
Good
Fair
Poor
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Sea Water
Poor
Poor
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Shellac
No Data
Good
Fair
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Silicone
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Silver Nitrate
Fair
Bad
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Poor
Good
Poor
Good
Sodium Bicarbonate
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Borate (Borax)
Good
Poor
Fair
Poor
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Chloride
Poor
Poor
Poor
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Cyanide
No Data
Bad
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Hydochlorite
Bad
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Poor
Poor
Fair
Fair
Good
No Data
Bad
Sodium Hydroxide
Bad
Bad
Bad
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
Poor
Good
Fair
Fair
Bad
Poor
No Data
Bad
Sodium Silicate
Fair
Poor
Poor
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Sulfide
Fair
Bad
Bad
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Sodium Sulfite
Poor
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Sodium Thiosulphate
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Soybean Oil
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Stoddard Solvent
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Sulfur Dioxide
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
No Data
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Sulfuric Acid
Bad
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Fair
Good
No Data
No Data
Fair
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
No Data
Good
Tetrachlorethane
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Bad
No Data
Bad
Good
Toluene
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Poor
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Toluol
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Poor
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Trichlorethane
Good
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Turbine Oil
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Turpentine
Good
Poor
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Vinegar
Good
Bad
Fair
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Weed Killers
Good
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Fair
Poor
No Data
Good
Whiskey
Good
Bad
Fair
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
White Liquor
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
White Water
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Wine
Good
Bad
Fair
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Xylene
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Freon 113
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Poor
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Freon 12
Bad
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
Good
Fair
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Freon 22
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Fresh Water
Good
Good
Poor
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Fruit Juice
Good
Fair
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Bad
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Fuel Oil (#1,2,3,5A, 5B, 6)
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Fuel Oils
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Gasoline
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Poor
Good
Glycerin
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Grease
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Honey
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Hydraulic Oils (Petroleum)
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Hydraulic Oils (Synthetic)
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Poor
No Data
No Data
Good
Hydrochloric Acid
Bad
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Poor
Bad
Poor
No Data
Poor
Hydrogen Gas
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Hydrogen Peroxide
Fair
Good
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Hydrogen Sulfide
Good
Bad
Poor
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Ink
Good
Poor
No Data
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Iodine
Bad
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
No Data
Good
Fair
Bad
Fair
Good
Isopropyl Alcohol
Good
Fair
Poor
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Poor
Good
Fair
Good
Jet Fuel - JP4, JP5, JP#
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Kerosene
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Ketones
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Lacquer Thinners
Good
No Data
Poor
No Data
No Data
Poor
Good
No Data
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Lacquers
Good
Good
Poor
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Bad
Bad
Bad
No Data
Good
Latex
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
Good
Good
Linseed Oil
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Poor
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Liquid Ammonia
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Liquid Beef Sugars
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Liquid Sugar
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Lubricants
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Magnesium Sulfate
Good
Fair
Fair
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Methyl Alcohol
Good
Fair
Poor
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Bad
Fair
Good
No Data
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Methyl Ethyl Ketone
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Bad
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Milk
Good
Good
Poor
Bad
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Mineral Oil
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Naphthalene
Fair
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
Fair
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Naptha
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Nitric Acid
Fair
Fair
Bad
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Poor
Fair
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Olive Oil
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Palm Oil
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Paraffin
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Peanut Oil
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Pentane
Poor
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Phenol
Good
Fair
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Bad
Phosphoric Acid
Poor
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
No Data
Good
Bad
Poor
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Fair
Bad
Pine Oil
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Potash
No Data
Poor
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Potassium Carbonate
No Data
Poor
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Potassium Chloride
Good
Fair
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Calcium Carbonate
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Calcium Chloride
Bad
Bad
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Calcium Hydroxide
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Calcium Hypochlorite
Poor
Bad
No Data
No Data
Good
Bad
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Good
Calcium Sulfate
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
No Data
Good
Carbon Monoxide
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Carbon Tetrachloride
Fair
Poor
Good
Bad
Good
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Poor
Bad
No Data
Good
Carbonated Water
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Carbonic Acid
Fair
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Catsup
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
No Data
Good
Chlorine
Good
Bad
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
Poor
Bad
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Chlorine Water
Bad
Bad
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Bad
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
No Data
Good
Chromic Acid 50%
Fair
Poor
Bad
No Data
Poor
Fair
Good
Poor
Poor
Fair
Fair
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Citric Acid
Good
Poor
Poor
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Fair
No Data
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Citric Oil
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
Coffee
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Copper Sulfate
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Corn Oil
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Poor
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Bad
Poor
Good
Cream
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Poor
No Data
Good
Cresote
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Cycloyhexane
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Detergents
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Diesel Fuel
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Diesel Fuel (2D, 3D, 4D, 5D)
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
Distilled Water
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Acetic Acid
Good
Fair
Poor
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Poor
Fair
Good
Good
Poor
Poor
Poor
Fair
Good
Acetone
Good
Good
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Good
No Data
Poor
Fair
Good
Bad
Bad
Poor
Fair
Fair
Acetylene
Good
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Bad
No Data
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Acidic Mine Water
Good
Poor
Bad
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
No Data
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Good
Acrylonitrile
Poor
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
Good
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Good
Ammonium Chloride
Poor
Poor
Poor
Bad
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Ammonium Hydroxide
Good
Poor
Bad
Poor
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Ammonium Sulfate
Fair
Fair
Poor
Poor
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Good
Ammonium Thio-Sulfate
Good
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Good
Anhydrous Ammonia
Good
Fair
No Data
Fair
Bad
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Fair
Bad
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Anhydrous Liquid Chlorine
Bad
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Bad
Bad
Fair
Bad
Aniline
Good
Poor
No Data
Poor
Poor
Bad
Good
Bad
Poor
Fair
Good
Poor
Bad
Bad
Fair
Good
Anti-Freeze
Good
Good
Fair
Poor
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Aqua Regia
Good
Bad
No Data
No Data
Poor
Bad
Good
No Data
Bad
Poor
No Data
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Good
Beer
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Benzene
Good
Fair
Good
Poor
Fair
Bad
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Good
Benzoic Acid
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Bad
No Data
Good
Bad
Bad
Bad
Fair
Butane
Good
Good
Good
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Poor
Bad
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Bad
Good
Butter
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Good
Buttermilk
Good
Good
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Fair
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
No Data
Ether
Good
Good
Good
Fair
No Data
Bad
No Data
No Data
No Data
No Data
Good
Poor
Bad
Bad
Poor
Good
Ethyl Alcohol
Good
Fair
Poor
Good
No Data
Good
No Data
Fair
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Good
Ethylene Glycol
Good
Good
Fair
Poor
Good
Good
Good
Fair
Fair
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Good
Formaldehyde
Good
Good
Fair
Good
No Data
Good
Good
No Data
Fair
Good
Good
Bad
Poor
Bad
Fair
Good
Freon 11
Good
Fair
No Data
Fair
No Data
Fair
Good
Bad
Poor
No Data
Good
Fair
Poor
Bad
Bad
Good