Pump Tubing: 9 Tips on How to Select Masterflex Pump Tubing

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:Masterflex-tubing

  1. Fluid compatibility tubing
  2. Fluid temperature
  3. System pressure
  4. Motor rpm
  5. Clarity of tubing
  6. Duty cycle
  7. Maintenance periods
  8. Tubing purity
  9. Viscosity

 Once you’ve selected tubing:

  1. Test it in your application.
  2. Monitor tubing life in duty cycle; look for signs of tubing fatigue (for example, small pinhole leaks, abrasion, etc.).
  3. 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.

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