Definition : Tubing made of glass. Glass tubing typically consists of small-diameter, hollow, rigid cylinders designed for the transfer of fluids, either liquids or gases. This tubing is usually available in standardized lengths and in a variety of diameters and wall thicknesses (i.e., gauges) that permit the use of segments of different sizes using appropriate tools; glass tubing is used mainly in clinical laboratories. A glass tube with a closed bottom is frequently used as a container. Dedicated tubing with special characteristics (e.g., high-temperature, standard walls, low-expansion) is available; borosilicate tubing with high resistance to chemicals is also available.
Entry Terms : "Glass Tubing" , "Tubing, Nonconductive"
UMDC code : 24502