Quality tubing is a critical component of any fluid transfer system. Environmental Equipment & Supply carries a number of different varieties of tubing for applications including:
We consistently offer the lowest prices and excellent customer support on all environmental tubing we sell. Below you'll find a quick guide to the different materials we offer. For more information or for help determining which type of tubing is most appropriate for your purposes, contact Environmental Equipment & Supply. Our sales team is available from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday to serve customers nationwide.
To place your order please call us at 800-739-7706.
|Types of Tubing|
PTFE/FEP tubing offers incredible durability and stress resistance, making it suitable for use in temperatures ranging from -454°F to 500°F. PTFE/FEP tubing also features the lowest coefficient of friction of any polymer, superior chemical resistance to all common solvents, acids and bases, biocompatibility to USP Class IV standards, excellent dielectric insulation properties and flame resistance to UL 94 VO. PTFE/FEP is an FDA-approved raw material and offers excellent mechanical resistance, even in extreme conditions.
The perfect tubing for tubing projects with extreme temperatures and
for Peristaltic Pumps
Silicone environmental tubing is favored by professionals for its resistance to extreme temperatures, UV, ozone, moisture and gasses. Translucent, odorless and inert, it is often used for sample collection with a peristaltic pumping unit. Silicone is listed by the National Sanitation Foundation for use with food equipment and is 100% incineration-approved by the Scientific Ecology Group. Silicone tubing is also frequently used in appliances and computers.
Things to consider when choosing silicone environmental tubing for any application include the tendency of the material to relax and become gummy when exposed to long-term heat, pressure or repeated steam sterilization. As well, fittings and clamps should be chosen carefully as sharp or unlined hardware can cause damage to the tubing wall.
NOTE: Care is recommended in the selection and application of fittings and clamps for silicon tubing. Sharp, barbed fittings or unlined metal clamps could tear into the tubing wall and cause possible failure.
Low-density and linear low-density polyethylene are popular, budget-friendly choices of tubing for environmental applications. Inert, non-contaminating and corrosion-resistant, poly tubing provides a high flow rate suitable for use with sample collection, pumping and other equipment.
Unlike silicon or PTFE, polyethylene environmental tubing is not resistant to corrosive chemicals and can degrade with long-term exposure to ultraviolent light.
Vinyl environmental tubing is flexible, corrosion resistant and perfect for budget-friendly application in situations where chemical and temperature resistance is not required. Vinyl tubing should not be used to transport hydrocarbons such as gasoline or diesel fuel and should not be exposed to temperatures above 176°F.
For applications where these are not concerns, vinyl tubing represents a high-quality, low-cost alternative to more expensive materials.
For more information about environmental tubing options, contact Environmental Equipment & Supply today!