Flexible tubing for air, water, food, and beverage - Durometer: 50A
Semi-transparent silicone rubber - will withstand repeated use and sterilization
Meets FDA requirements for use with food contact surfaces. Odorless, tasteless, and inert
Good electrical and weatherability properties - resists U.V., ozone, gases, and moisture
4.78 mm ID x 7.95 mm OD, 3/16" ID x 5/16" OD
This soft, flexible tubing is odorless, tasteless, and inert and is suitable for air, water, food, and beverage applications. It is made of silicone rubber which is nonreactive, flexible, and resistant to high temperatures. Silicone is resistant to ozone, weather, detergent, salt water, engine and transmission oil, non-petroleum brake fluid, hydraulic fluids that resist fire, vegetable and animal oils, and high molecular weight chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons. It has a Shore A Hardness rating of 50 for flexibility, and has a translucent natural color. The tubing can withstand temperatures from -100 Degrees F to 500 Degrees F (350 Degrees F maximum for NSF applications). It is sterilizable with steam or gas for repeated use. Standard barbed fittings and lined hose clamps are recommended for most applications. Applications for tubing include fluid handling, peristaltic pumps, electrical and thermal insulation, analytical systems, and food and beverage handling, among others.