Is plastic tubing measured ID or OD?

Is plastic tubing measured ID or OD?

Is plastic tubing measured ID or OD?

Plastic Tubing Sizes Tubing is measured using the size of the inside diameter (I.D.) and outside diameter (O.D.). The measurement between the inside and outside diameter of a plastic tube is referred to as “the wall” and is used to measure tube strength: the thicker the wall, the stronger the tube.

What is the strongest plastic tubing?

Polycarbonate tubes
Polycarbonate tubes are almost 250 times stronger than glass tubes and about 30 times stronger than acrylic tubes. Polycarbonate is virtually unbreakable and is the toughest clear plastic.

Are hoses measured ID or OD?

Simply put, a dash size refers to an I.D. of a hydraulic hose or fitting in 1/16″ increments. For example, -6 hose would indicate a hose with I.D. of 6/16″ – or 3/8″. Hoses are measured by inside diameter, unlike tubes which are measured by outside diameter.

How do I find my OD ID?

How to Calculate Wall Size Based on OD and ID

  1. Subtract the inside diameter from the outside diameter of the pipe. The result is the combined thickness of the pipe walls on both sides of the pipe.
  2. Divide the total pipe wall thickness by two.
  3. Check for errors by reversing the calculations.

Which tubing is most flexible?

Polyurethane and PVC tubing are the most flexible materials available. Polyurethane tubing is very durable with outstanding memory, making it a good choice for coiled, portable, or self-storing pneumatic hose applications.

What can plastic tubing be used for?

Plastic tube is lightweight and versatile, used commonly as flow lines for fluids and gases in pneumatic, hydraulic, process, medical and many other applications. For sourcing larger and more rigid plastic vessels, refer to the Plastic Pipe product area.

How do you join flexible PVC pipe?

Both Sch 40 and Sch 80 fittings will glue to Flexible PVC pipe using standard PVC glue and primer. Cut the pipe, prime both the pipe and fitting, glue both pipe and fitting and stick them together. That’s it. Just like any other PVC pipe.

How do you soften plastic tubing?

Immerse the coiled tubing into the water. Turn the burner on high to allow the water to boil. Boil the tubing in the water for five to 10 minutes. The heat will soften the tubing, allowing you to reshape it into a long, straight line.