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Looking for flexible tubing for outdoor use

Looking for flexible tubing for outdoor use

Looking for flexible tubing for outdoor use

I need to identify a flexible tubing with a 1/4" I.D. that is serviceable for long-term outdoor use in the widest possible environmental conditions (sun, wind, rain, heat, cold).  It will be used in air as a "pressure path" for barometric pressure from a wind-insensitive port.  What type of flexible tubing will come closest to meeting our needs?

We currently use a platinum-cured silicone tubing (1/4" I.D. x 3/32" wall) in-house.  How well would that fit an outdoor application as described above?



RE: Looking for flexible tubing for outdoor use

You probably want a multilayer product.  The outer jacket needs to heavily stablaized for UV exposure.
If you don't need a lot of it, and if it doesn't need to be very flexible, I would look at fluoroelastomers.

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