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Poll Results: What is your favorite Tygon tubing?

 
  • 20% (12)
    A-60G Norprene
  • 5% (3)
    B-44-4X
  • 17% (10)
    E-1000
  • 5% (3)
    R-3400
  • 39% (23)
    R-3603
  • 1% (1)
    B-44-4X IB
  • 5% (3)
    Tygon Silver
  • 5% (3)
    Tygon 2075
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post #1 of 100
Thread Starter 

This thread is dedicated to those who have and use Tygon tubing in any of their rigs! This thread can also be used to ask any questions relating to Tygon tubings. Hopefully we can create a bank of information about the tubing as well as a short database for those trying to decide on which tubing to select.

Tygon is the brand name for various tubing produced by it's parent company: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. Tygon comes in several formulations, each with broad applications to everyday use. We were at OCN however, use many different varieties for our systems regardless of it's real world application. Tygon has a wide variety of tubing lines each with with own stiffness, chemical resistances, and flexibilities that can satisfy a variety of rigs and builds. For more information, visit the: Saint-Gobain or Tygon homepages.


 

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Username:
Type of Tygon Used:
Type of Fluid:
[Picture of rig(s) with that type of Tygon tubing installed]

 

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Below is a compiled list of the most common types of Tygon tubing used in PC watercooling applications.

Tygon A-60-G: Industrial Grade Thermoplastic Elastomer Tubing


Description: Tygon Norprene tubing is best known as feeling "semi-porous" to the touch; it feels more like a high density foam than a plastic. It has a wide variety of applications in ethanol, alcohol, and other petroleum related industries due to it's high chemical resistance.

Color: "Matte" Black

Durometer (Hardness): 61 [Norprene is a fairly flexible tubing that can stand up to it's own weight. It can be compressed with a decent amount of finger force but at the same time does not kink through medium sized bends. It holds well in compression fittings, but requires clamps on barbs].

Tygon B-44-4X


Description: Tygon B-44-4X was originally created for non-porous, sterile applications such as food and consumable liquids. It most closely resembles both Primochill and XSPC tubing in terms of stiffness and bendability. It's ultra-clear color is sought after by many water coolers due to the fact it allows them to "show-off" fluids, such as Mayhems Aurora.

Color: Clear

Durometer (Hardness): 66 [B-44-4x again has similar properties to the old Primochill PRO LRT line of tubing, as well as the current line of XSPC tubing. It easily holds up to it's own weight and is tougher to compress than other tubing, but can still be done with two fingers. It doesn't stretch too well, but is perfect for medium to semi-tight bends in water loops. It works great for compression fittings and can stand without clamps on barbs].

Datasheet

Tygon E-1000


Description: With plasticizer-free tubing starting to catch on in the watercooling industry, Tygon E-1000 satisfies this need. It's forumla will not leave foggy plasticizer deposits that usually "fog" up other brands of tubing. It most closely resembles medical tubing, and certain grades of E-1000 are used in the medical field. It is a waxy, semi-clear tubing.

Color: Translucent (Foggy) Clear

Durometer (Hardness): 40 [Tygon E-1000 is extremely soft, stretchy tubing. It cannot stand up to it's own weight and kinks extremely easily. Wall thicknesses of 1/16" or smaller are virtually unusable for PC watercooling applications due to it's fragility. Despite it's ultra-soft features, E-1000 can still complete light to medium bends, depending on wall thickness. E-1000 does not work with compression fittings; it is too waxy and therefore can be easily pulled out under any sort of pressure. Similarly, it requires several clamps if being used with barbs].

Datasheet

Tygon R-3400


Description: Tygon's R-3400 tubing is ultra resistant to weathering, including freezing, rain, wind, and shock. It is also completely resistant to UV light, making it perfect for outdoor applications. It is similar to the standard XSPC line of tubing however has a glossier feel. It is easy to bend, but does not stretch whatsoever].

Color: Gloss Black

Durometer (Hardness): 64 [Tygon R-3400 is perfect for people looking for tight, anti-kink tubing. It does not kink easy and holds up to it's own weight with ease. Similar to XSPC tubing, it is perfect for medium to tight bends in watercooling loops. It fits well in compressions as well as on barbs. Clamps are only required on barbs depending on the bend beforehand].

Datasheet

Tygon R-3603 (E-3603)


Description: R-3603 is a combination both tough, but workable tubing that is one of the most common choices among people who use Tygon. Originally created for inorganic compounds, it has both a polished inner bore and shiny outer shell. It is slightly sticky to the touch due to this polish. It is sought after by watercoolers with translucent fluids, due to the fact it gives these fluids a more "crystal" look to them.

Color: Clear

Durometer (Hardness): 55 [Softer than most standard tubing, R-3603 is an excellent blend of stiffness and bendability. Special care should be taken not to kink this tubing because it has the potential to ruin it. Certain wall thicknesses cannot stand up to their own weight, however the thicker ones can. R-3603 can satisfy almost any bends in a watercooling loop, from light to ultra-tight. Once again, it fits perfect in compression fittings, but can also be used on barbs either clamped or clampless].

Datasheet

Tygon B-44-4X Inner Braid


Description: Tygon B-44-4X IB is a variation of the standard B-44-4X. It combines the fantastic physical properties of B-44-4X with a complex nylon inner weave into the tubing to create an ultra-strong formula. This inner braid tubing is created for ultra-high pressure applications. It is smooth both inside and outside the tubing. It is extremely difficult to cut and is extremely hard. While it is rather uncommon for PC applications, many watercoolers love this tubing due to the color effects the nylon inner braids give under UV light.

Color: Clear with a cream colored inner braid

Durometer (Hardness): 65 [Don't let this low durometer fool you: this tubing is very stiff and is extremely difficult to cut. Easily stands up to it's own weight in almost every size and is difficult to kink. However because of it's inner braid, B-44-4X IB is not suitable for tight bends, and should only be used in watercooling loops with zero or light bends. This tubing will work with compression fittings, but is difficult, if not impossible to use with barbs. Very tight clamps should be used with barbs if so].

Datasheet

Tygon Silver


Description: Tygon Silver is created with a silver based compound that gives the tubing antimicrobial properties. Along with it's stiff texture it makes microorganism growth nearly impossible: you don't need to worry about kill coils or dead water drops inside of your watercooling loop. Tygon Silver also degrades very slow, so loop tubing does not have to be changed for a very, very long time.

Color: Silver

Durometer (Hardness): 77 [This is an extremely hard tubing, exceptionally greater than the rest of the tubing on this list. It is difficult to cut, but close to impossible to kink. Unfortunately, the stiffness limits it to medium bends only. Using this tubing in compression fittings requires a great deal of force, and barbs are again close to impossible with this tubing].

Datasheet

Tygon 2075


Description: Tygon 2075 includes both Tygon's 2375 and 2475 formulations of tubing. This ultra-stiff, waxy tubing is ultra chemical resistant and virtually will never degrade. It is unaffected by most acids, basics, and ketones, salts, and alcohols. Almost anything can be put through this tubing without having to worry about plasticizer deposits or any melting of the inside. It is however, difficult to work with.

Color: Translucent (Foggy) Clear

Durometer (Hardness): 72 [This is easily the stiffest, hardest PC watercooling tubing out there. You could literally hurt somebody with it if you took a piece and hit them with it. It is practically impossible to kink, but can only complete medium to semi-tight bends. It has a very waxy outside giving it a nice sheen. It is extremely difficult to fit into compressions, and attaching it to barbs even with clamps is dangerous.

Datasheet


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Edited by WebsterXC - 1/9/13 at 9:13am
post #2 of 100
Does it count if I have it but decided against installing it in favor of durelene?

Albeit I do use http://www.amazon.com/Tygon-Pharmed-Tubing-Wall-Length/dp/B003TJ9Y7E/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1357704503&sr=8-17&keywords=saint+gobain+tubing at work rather often on many of our drug layering applications.

Unfortunately no picture of that, whole cameras make **** blow up thing.
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Thread Starter 
The club is aimed towards users who actually have it installed in their rigs. While you don't necessarily get rejected from the club if you switch from Tygon to a different brand (that would be impossible to moderate), I'd like members to at least start with it. Getting a good database of pictures as well will help future forum goers see what tubing looks like in certain applications/fluids as well.
post #4 of 100
I'll join rebuilding my rig at the moment
post #5 of 100
Thread Starter 
Cheesecake: Please fill out the required information for the club and I will put you on the members list.
post #6 of 100
Thread Starter 

Here's my submission:

 

Username: WebsterXC

Type of Tygon: A-60G Norprene

Type of Fluid: Ice Dragon Nanofluid

 

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post #7 of 100
Username: pgdeaner
Type of Tygon Used: 2375
Type of Fluid: EK blood red

Yay for plasticizer free tubing. Bends easier if heated. Used it in the black knight build in my sig.
post #8 of 100
I just received a majority of my parts for my new build - including 15ft of e1000. I also ordered a TON of bitspower compression fittings (all 1/2 x 3/4). I just read in that intro you can't use the e1000 with compression fittings, does anyone have experience with this??
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Originally Posted by Jameswalt1 View Post

I just received a majority of my parts for my new build - including 15ft of e1000. I also ordered a TON of bitspower compression fittings (all 1/2 x 3/4). I just read in that intro you can't use the e1000 with compression fittings, does anyone have experience with this??

Hi, I'm also using E-1000 in my loop. I tested the statement with several fittings. For Monsoon compression fitting, it does come out if you pull hard enough. But I could also pull off Tygon 2375 (much harder with durometer of 70+) from the same fitting with a little more force. I think it is unlikely that such a force would be imposed in your loop. For Koolance compression fitting, which has slightly larger barb and tight compression ring, I couldn't take off the tube from the fitting. I believe that Bitspower fitting has similar feature so it won't be a problem. You can still test on your own to see how much force do you need to pull the tube out. I personally feel comfortable with E-1000 connected to my Monsoon fittings.
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Thanks for the reply! i'm using bitspower fittings so I should be ok then. I tried out the end of the tube roll on a fitting and to me it felt very very tight
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