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Masterflex®Tubing Life Technical Data
Selection Guidelines and Testing Parameters
Tubing life performance is just one of many factors present in your pumping applications. These helpful reference charts will assist you in selecting tubing for your pumping application.
Tubing life is shown in hours at various motor speeds while continuously pumping water at 21°C (70°F) and 0 bar (psig). Masterflex® life data is calculated from time to failure or reduction to 50% flow rate, whichever comes first.
Other factors to consider when determining the best tubing for your application include:
Once tubing has been selected:
Monitor the time tubing is 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.
These charts indicate the average life of Masterflex® tubing used in our Standard style pump heads. The tubing life is shown in hours at various motor speeds while continuously pumping water at 21°C (70°F) and 0 bar (0 psig). This data has been collected from years of testing Masterflex peristaltic pumps. Masterflex life data is calculated from time to failure or reduction to 50% flow rate, whichever comes first.These charts are best used as a general comparison only. It is not guaranteed that you will achieve the results shown. Generally, the life of all types of tubing is adversely affected by temperature, pump motor rpm, chemical compatibility and pressure.