Pump Tubes

Peristaltic pumps are a type of positive displacement pumps used for fluid transfer and dosing applications across industries. They have specially designed pump tubes also called peristaltic pump tubing. Since, the fluids transferred may be acids, harsh chemical solvents, abrasive solutions, and more, it is crucial that the pump tubing materials are resistant to all these parameters.

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At Cannon Water Technology, we offer peristaltic tubing and pump tube replacement parts made by reputed manufacturers such as Knight Equipment, Beta Technology, and more. We help you get good-quality and compatible pump tubing for efficient functioning of your application process. Our vacuum pump tubing is corrosion resistant and functional in wide ranges of temperature and pressure. Browse our selection to find the best pump tubes for your applications!

Features and Structure of Our Pump Tubes

Pump tubes are crucial for efficient functioning of the pumps, and hence are designed to withstand not only environmental parameters but also constant compression and expansion, vibration, and more. After all, any fluid whether inert or highly reactive comes in contact with the tubing and not the pump. Here are some features and structural insights of the pump tubes we offer.

  • Our pump tubes are made of materials, such as EPDM rubber, Viton, silicone, thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) such as Santoprene, and more. This offers strength as well as flexibility.
  • Santoprene tubing is highly efficient and has the best features of both plastic and rubber since it is made from EPDM rubber with polypropylene encapsulation. It is also a cost-effective option.
  • Our Santoprene tubing is sold based on the foot in terms of length.
  • Since all our tubes are resistant to harsh chemicals, these tubes undergo minimal wear and have a long operational life.
  • All our tubes are well lubricated with good-quality oil compounds such as PFPE or Perfluro Polyether, which helps increase isolation, corrosion resistance, and so on. It decreases reactivity with chemicals and increase resistance to hot and cold temperatures.
  • We offer these in various lengths, diameters, and colors and offer custom options for the same.

Tips to Choose the Right Pump Tubing Based on Application Requirements

Compatibility of the pump tubing with the pump is extremely crucial for normal functioning. While we help you in this process, these pointers may be helpful when making a decision.

  • Application requirements: Knowing and analyzing the operating environment, concerned fluids and their properties and so on is crucial. This helps choose the material based on operating temperature and pressure, corrosion and abrasion resistance of the material vis-à-vis application requirement.
  • Compatibility: The tube materials must be compatible with the chemicals that come into their contact as well as in terms of fitment with connectors. Here, various aspects such as permeability and biocompatibility must be considered if required in your application.
  • Flexibility: The bending ability of a tube is important; however, excessive bending may lead to cracks and wear. Hence, choose the right materials based on their bendability as required in your application.
  • Length, thickness, and diameter: The length would depend on the connection points and the distance between them, while thickness would vary with operating pressure. If the pressure requirements are high, choose a thicker tubing. The diameter of the pipe would depend on the size of the connector or connection point. 
  • Compliance with Industry Protocols and Standards: Some industries are highly regulated and require components that comply with industry protocols and standards. 

At Cannon Water Technology, we ensure compliance with industry standards and regulation for all our pump tubing. We offer FDA-approved tubes for industries such as food, healthcare, and pharmaceutical. Also, since we customize tubing to meet client-specific requirements, we ensure compliance with industry-specific regulations. We offer documentation and guidelines for manufacturers to follow in terms of safety and efficiency. In industries such as water treatment and food, we follow ANSI standards. While we source this tubing from reputed manufacturers, we also have our own production facility. We ensure ASTM compliance for manufacturing and testing processes.

Maintenance of Our Peristaltic Pump Tubing

Maintenance of any industrial part or equipment is necessary to ensure longevity and optimal performance. While our pump tubes are low on maintenance, they require periodic cleaning and basic care. Here are some pointers on maintaining our pump tubes.

  • Visual inspection: Perform regular visual inspections for any obvious signs such as cracks, leaks, and more. This helps fix issues on time.
  • Cleaning after use: Since the tubes are directly exposed to aggressive chemicals, it is necessary to clean the tubes daily after use. Also, clean the pump head. This increases efficiency and operational life.
  • Pump tube replacement: If there are cracks or leakage issues, it is best to replace the pump tubes with new ones that are compatible. We offer replacement parts too.
  • Lubrication and oiling: Continuous use of pump tubing leads to wear and restricted motion or passage of fluids. Periodic oil lubrication is required for smooth functioning. Refer to our user manual for cleaning details.
  • Training: Train your operators and the concerned staff on the use of pump, its cleaning, and maintenance. Ensure, they do not overload the pump.

Frequently Asked Questions on Our Peristaltic Pump Tubing

Here are some FAQs on our pump tubes and their answers.

  • Do I need to lubricate peristaltic pump tubing?

While periodic lubrication is required, the frequency depends on the pump tube type you choose. Their requirements vary depending on the pump model. Here, it is necessary to refer to the pump's user manual for specific instructions. For instance, our Santoprene tubing requires less maintenance and lubrication compared to regular EPDM tubing.

  • Can I reuse the peristaltic pump tubing after it has been used with one fluid?

Cleaning the tubes is necessary after each use to prevent cross-contamination and residue from the previous fluid. This may directly hamper the functioning as well as end result of the next fluid transfer. It is safe to replace the tubing when changing fluids based on their types.

  • Are there any safety precautions I should take when using peristaltic pump tubing?

Wear PPE, especially if you handle harsh chemicals. It is necessary to follow the manufacturer's safety guidelines and operating instructions for your specific pump model. Ensure the pressure and temperature are within the required range. Most important is to ensure correct installation and tubing alignment to reduce operational errors and downtime. 

  • Do you offer transparent as well as opaque tubing and what is the difference between the two?

We offer transparent as well as opaque tubing which can be customized to suit your pumping application requirements. Transparent tubing allows real-time visual inspection of the fluid inside in terms of detecting air bubbles and flowrate. Opaque tubing is used when the fluids inside need protection from exposure to light or UV radiation.