- Flexible tubing for air, water, food, and beverage
- Silicone rubber for resistance to high temperatures, oils, detergents, ozone, and salt water
- Translucent for visual inspection of fluids
- Operating temperature range of -150 to +500 degrees F
- Meets NSF-51 standards for food equipment material
White Silicone Rubber Tubing, Food Grade
|Price:||$5.46 - $526.15|
|Specification Met||NSF 51|
|Brand Name||Small Parts|
|Maximum Temperature||500 degrees_fahrenheit|
|Structure Description||Very Flexible|
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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 it is translucent for visual inspection of fluids. It has an operating temperature range of -150 to +500 degrees F and is sterilizable with steam or gas for repeated use. This white tubing meets National Sanitation Foundation NSF-51 standards for food equipment material. Standard barbed fittings and lined hose clamps are recommended for most applications.
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I haven't had a chance to test the repair yet, but I'm not anticipating any problems. In fact, I expect it to perform better than before. The silicone rubber is stickier than than the original tubing, so it will probably stay seated on the connector nozzles better. (The cleaner solution is gravity-fed from a one-gallon tank and only applied to the carpet a couple/few seconds at a time, so I'm not too worried about ballooning at the nozzle, leading to the tube popping off. In the unlikely event that *does* happen, I should be able to fix the problem with a mix of hose clamps and cable ties. And if *that* doesn't work, I might eyeball the tubing path to see if tubing with a thicker wall and bigger OD would fit.) I'm also expecting (hoping?) that the silicone won't develop durable kinks/constrictions from the SteamVac being stored for long periods of time in the upright locked position, as one of the original tubes did.
Obviously, I won't know for sure how well it works until I test it, but I'm optimistic. If I turn out to be wrong, I'll try to remember to add a note to this review.
(1.) - As others have noted, the outside texture tends to attract hair, dirt, lint, dust, etc... It can however be (mostly) cleaned with a wet cloth or durable wet paper towel.
(2.) - When used with a vaporizer this tubing tends to absorb unpleasant smells after only a few days and continuously release them. I can smell the tube in a sanitized environment from a several feet away. I haven't had this problem with other types of cheaper tubing, vinyl for example (I don't recommend vinyl tubing even though they will likely never get hot enough to release toxins, why take the chance?)
This is a great replacement whip for the AroMed 4.0 Vaporizer. It's thicker, easier to use, and cheaper than buying the $20 replacement whip from AroMed. (5/16"ID, 1/2"OD, 3/32" wall) [*I received (1) long piece, not multiple pieces as others have stated]