Switching from Regular to Thin Wall Stainless Tubing Increases Fluid Flow Rates

Variances in the wall thicknesses of stainless steel tubing determine whether they are regular wall, extra thin wall, or thin wall stainless tubing. It is important to understand how changes to the wall thickness can have an impact on your applications using this type of tubing. For example, when you are using the stainless tubing as part of plumbing circuits to deliver water or other fluids in food production, the fluid flow rate of delivery is determined by the thickness of the tubing. Moving from regular wall to thin wall, without changing the gauge, increases the inside diameter, which means more fluid is able to pass through the tubing and increase the fluid flow rate.

Experiment with Thin Wall Stainless Tubing When Developing New Fluid Delivery Systems

When developing and creating a new fluid delivery system, it is worth your time to experiment with different sizes of stainless steel tubing in order to achieve the desired fluid flow rates. To help you determine the correct wall of tubing to use, you are able to obtain small samples of different gauges of stainless steel hypodermic tubing directly from us. We can supply you with regular wall, extra thin wall and thin wall stainless tubing in the desired gauge size, ranging from 5, down to 36. Once you determine the correct type of tubing you will need, we also provide secondary finishing options that allow you to obtain all of your tubing already precut, deburred and cleaned, in the desired lengths.

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