In situations where you are using regular wall stainless steel tubing, but are not achieving the desired fluid flow rates, you have a few options. First, you could look into a smaller gauge size of regular wall tubing as a way to increase the inner diameter and improve flow rates. However, in certain situations, using a smaller gauge may not be compatible with your current equipment setup and can be more costly to implement. Another option is to look at the same gauge size in thin wall stainless steel tubing. Thin wall tubing has the same outside diameter as regular wall tubing, but offers a slightly larger inner diameter. This slight increase might provide the desired results, without having to recalibrate or make changes to your current equipment setup.
Thin Wall Stainless Steel Tubing Often Requires Some Sort of Customization
Many applications and processes require customizations be applied to standard lengths of thin wall stainless steel tubing. For instance, the standard lengths offered are either 30 inches or 60 inches. In most cases, the tubing has to be cut down from these sizes to your required specifications. In order to cut the tubing correctly, you will need to obtain the right kind of tools designed to work with hypodermic tubing. In the event you either lack the necessary tools, or do not desire spending time measuring and cutting each piece you require, you are able to have us take care of this process with our secondary finishing operations. Other finishing options we provide with thin wall tubing include beveling, cleaning and deburring. Bending may also be requested, but it should be noted that completing the desired angle is slightly more difficult to achieve, in thin wall, than using regular wall tubing with a suitable inner diameter.