Masterflex® peristaltic pump tubing is precision extruded to meet tight tolerances and engineered to comply with various standards and classifications. Here are 9 tips on how to select tubing (available in many formulations), consider tubing life as well as:
- Fluid compatibility tubing
- Fluid temperature
- System pressure
- Motor rpm
- Clarity of tubing
- Duty cycle
- Maintenance periods
- Tubing purity
Once you’ve selected tubing:
- Test it in your application.
- Monitor tubing life in duty cycle; look for signs of tubing fatigue (for example, small pinhole leaks, abrasion, etc.).
- Set up a maintenance schedule to anticipate tubing failure.
Monitor the time your tubing is used in the pump. Advance it 8 to 12 inches on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, depending on your experience with your maintenance schedule.
Need extra help with your tubing? Contact our product support specialist at 1-800-323-4340.