Tygon peristaltic pump tubing life comparison chart
- 06 Jan, 2021
This table gives the number of hours until failure of 1/4" OD x 3/8" OD Tygon tubing of different formulations, used at 600 rpm with a 3-roller pump head at room temperature.
In microfluidics, peristaltic pumps are mostly used for low flow rates, and therefore low pump speed. Under these conditions, tubing life should be higher than the times given below.
|0 psi back pressure||10 psi back pressure|
|Tygon E-LFL||800 hours||650-700 hours|
|Tygon R-3603||35 hours||30 hours|
|90 hours||70 hours|
|Tygon XL-60||500+ hours||500 hours|
|Tygon A-60-G||1000+ hours||1000 hours|
|Tygon A-60-F||1000+ hours||1000 hours|
|PharMed BPT||1000+ hours||1000 hours|
Disclaimer: the performance of tubing in peristaltic pumping applications is affected by the conditions of use and equipment utilized, along with size and wall thickness of the tubing tested. The data above is presented for information only and should not be utilized for specification purposes.