Hello Guys here is my Feedback to "Plasticizer Problems / Discussion / Gallery"
After a lot reading, pictures and seeing how people are suffering about Plasticizer and Cloud white film inside the tubing, I have put together all my stuff that I have in hands for you guys.
PS: sorry for my english since it is my third spoken language sometimes I change the words order or eat some words Tygon R-3603 Before any water in the loop day 1, Tygon R-3603 its very clear tubing but compared with Durelene Tygon is kind off yellowish color
Tygon R-3603 After 4 Months in the loop with Distilled Water + kill coil + Mayhems Red Dye. about 3 weeks ago I had drained my loop, changed the Distilled Water + kill coil + Mayhems Red Dye and with Pure Distilled Water.
As you can see the white film inside the tubing is pure bad.Tygon R-3603 with Distilled Water + kill coill very clear tubing.
At the top - Tygon R-3603 New Tubing added on 6/13/2012
At the bottom - Tygon R-3603 after 4 months with Distilled water and Mayhems Red DyeKoolance Res Crystal Clear since Day 1
. Still looks clear and shiny even after the clouded tubing with Distilled water + kill coil + Mayhems Red Dye after 4 months nothing found in my blocks, rad and res.Durelene PVC tubing 7/16in. ID 5/8in. OD by Saint-Gobain
First bath with Distilled warm water to clean the dust inside and ready to
receive the final run. Compared with Tygon R-3603 the flexibility is not that much in real world.In my first experience with Durelene was very good, even its natural clear color is very bright compared with Tygon R-3603, Tygon R 3603 and It is kind of yellowish color.Spec:
ENGLISH UNITS METRIC UNITS ASTM TEST METHOD
Shore A, 15s 55 55 D2240-75
Tensile Strength 1650 PSI 116 kg/cm³ D638-76
Ultimate Elongation 450% 450% D638-76
Tensile Set 107% 107% D412-75
(mg lost/1000 cycles)
CS-17 wheel 5.6 5.6 D1044-76
(5)Constant Load % 61%
Brittle Temperature -58ºF -50ºF D746-73
Specific Gravity 1.18 1.18 D792-66
Water Absorption, % 0.24 % 0.24 % D570-63
Maximum Recommended Operating Temperature 165ºF (74ºC)
Color - Clear
Odor - Slight
Taste - None
Toxicity - Non-Toxic
Aging Characteristics - Non-oxidizing
Strong Acids - Good
Weak Acids - Good
Strong Alkalies - Good
Weak Alkalies - Good
Organic Solvents - Poor
All tests conducted at room temperatures
It does looks sharp Durelene PVC tubing 7/16in. ID 5/8in. OD by Saint-Gobain Show Off
Here is the package i received today in the mail a Big Box with 27" of Durelene Clear tubing I already had cut all the tubing for my RiG i do have less tubing inside this box. it does look very clear no yellowish like Tygon R-3603Here is the comparison chart tubing. Tubing in order
1 - Durelene
2 - Tygon R-3603 ( Virgin )
3 - Tygon R-3603 after 4 months with Distilled water + kill coil + Mayhems Red DyeSince i had work of my A$$ yesterday i did forgot to add those pictures
as the result of Distilled Water + kill coil + mayhems dye red, this is the nast part
]Here is a Tygon R-3603 before and after with distilled water + kill coil + Mayhems Red Dye.
Mayhems Red Dye - won't crystalize inside the Loop once is mixed it won't separate from water
i had a half gallon distilled water with Mayhems Red Dye seal for 4 months sit in the same shelf collection dust
the color never faded no residues in the bottom found. half gallon was cut in half to make sure it was clear and no
cloud stuff inside i had no kill coil inside the gallon and it was Red rich clean distilled water.Black Hawk Down Running New Clear Durelene Tubing Distilled water + kill coilBy tomorrow 6/15/2012 i will have 3 container One with Tap Water
, Pure Distilled Water and Contaminated water distilled water from my old loop with tree peace's of tubing inside on each container + kill coil. I like to see how long they can cloud and film. each day in the morning i will going to shake each container I'm going to leave it by my window this way it can warm a bit in simulation of warm water in the loop. i just need to find 3 peace of nickel plate to drop inside of each container.
1- container Tap water - Contaminated Tygon tubing , clean Tygon Tubing and Clean Durelene Tubing
2 - container Distilled Water - clean Tygon Tubing and Clean Durelene Tubing + kill coil + Mayhems Red Dye
3 - container Distilled Water - clean Tygon Tubing and Clean Durelene Tubing + kill coil only.
if you guys have any input just drop it below
Thanks for Martinm210 for give us a great feedback about Durelene tubingMartinm210 Post.
and the OP ramkatral for start this thread.Edited by skyn3t - 8/29/12 at 2:26pm