The tubing is as important as the pump because:
- restitution creates suction lift
- strength resists pressure
- flex resistance determines pumping life
- bore decides the flow rate
- wall thickness controls pumping efficiency
Ordinary tubing is not designed for peristaltic pumping, and only Watson-Marlow precision pump tubing will give the best results in a Watson-Marlow pump. The results of using any other tubing are unpredictable, and may jeopardise your process.