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Buying Tips For Peristaltic Pumps

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If you need to pump highly reactive fluids, the pump that's probably going to work out best is a peristaltic pump. It can support all kinds of fluids, and you can purchase one with ease thanks to these tips. 

Decide Between a Standard and Miniature Design

In terms of the size of peristaltic pumps, you can either choose a standard model or a miniature design. Think carefully about your spatial requirements so that you can choose a pump size that allows you to use a peristaltic pump in a convenient and uninterrupted manner.

For instance, if you don't have a lot of room or just want an easier time relocating the peristaltic pump at various points, a miniature pump might be best. Whereas if space isn't that much of an issue, and you're hoping for more power, the standard size with standard components would work best.

Tell Manufacturer About Your Chemicals

In order for the tubing inside peristaltic pumps to not take any damage when transporting chemicals, you need to carefully work with a tubing manufacturer and explain the exact chemicals you're looking to support with this special pump.

They need to know the chemical's properties in order to design the tubing a certain way to not take any damage. You'll get tubing that lasts for decades, and you won't have to worry about how the chemicals are going to react to the peristaltic pump that you invested a decent amount of money in.

Make Sure Squeeze Isn't Too Much

Peristaltic pumps are unique in that the tubing inside them is squeezed by rollers, which are designed to facilitate chemical movement. If you want your tubes to not take too much damage and subsequently not have to replace these components any time soon, then you want to make sure the amount of squeeze applied by the rollers is optimal.

You need to work with a skilled peristaltic pump manufacturer that has a lot of knowledge on roller components and the amount of squeeze they need to provide. Keep searching until you find a competent manufacturer that gives you every assurance that this factor of the pump will be perfect.

Peristaltic pumps can be used to transport a lot of different liquids, with volatile chemicals being some of the most common. If you purchase one of these pumps, make sure it has the right components and is designed by a pump manufacturer that knows what they're doing.