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Issue Number 16 DECEMBER 2010
Tubing & Hose Buying Tips
#16: Abrasion & Corrosion Resistance

It can be challenging to make sure you’ve covered all the bases during the tubing and hose selection process. Have you considered all the elements involved with the application? Temperatures, chemicals, pressures, flexibility needs? In Tubing & Hose Buying Tips we’ll address common selection factors, one at a time, in each issue of extrusions.

abrasion and corrosion resistanceIf your application involves the movement of tubing or hose against other equipment, you'll need to make sure that both the tubing and the equipment can withstand any abrasion. You'll likely want to avoid a situation where motion or vibration causes friction between tubing and equipment. But when that's not possible, the tubing material selected must be abrasion resistant.

Certain materials like polyurethane and nylon handle abrasion better than others. The materials' properties allow them to naturally withstand repetitive scraping or rubbing. Other materials—silicone, for example—are better suited to applications that do not involve abrasive environments, although options like jacketing and special formulations can make materials acceptable.

Corrosion resistance is another item to consider. Is the liquid in your application acidic? It will need to flow through tubing or hose that can withstand such a chemical formula. PVC is known for its corrosion resistance, as are fluoropolymers like PTFE, FEP, and PFA.

Consider, too, the environment the tubing or hose will be in and whether corrosive fluids will come into contact with the tubing or hose. Will anything drip down onto the tubing? Splash up? Might a cleaning solution used on other parts of the equipment (i.e. metal) affect the tubing?

If you're unsure what tubing material can handle the abrasion and corrosion challenges in your application, contact a Fluid Transfer Specialist at NewAge Industries. We'll be glad to assist you.

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