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Each component in the tubing category has its own unique tests.

Tubes

Test Description Target Tolerance
Diameters Measure the inner and outer diameters with digital calipers. 6mm and 9mm +/- 0.2mm
Length Measure the length with a tape measure. See BOM spec. +/- 10mm
Flexibility Inspect for flexibility. Tubing should be very flexible N/A
Kink resistance Bend the tube into a 10cm diameter circle. The tube should not kink N/A
Barb compatibility Connect to a barbed adapter. The tube should connect securely and resist being disconnected by hand. N/A

Barbs

Test Description Target Tolerance
Threads Connect to an M5 brass insert on top of the UTM. Parts should connect as expected N/A
Hex size Use an 8mm wrench to tighten the barb on top of the UTM. The hex size should work with an 8mm wrench N/A
Barb Connect a 6mm ID tube. The tube should connect securely and have mildly resist being disconnected by hand. N/A

NPT to Barb Adapter

Test Description Target Tolerance
Threads Connect the adapter to a solenoid valve. Parts should connect as expected N/A
Barb Connect a 6mm ID tube to the barbed end. The tube should connect securely and resist being disconnected by hand. N/A
Engraving Inspect the part for an engraved label. Should say NPT N/A

Garden Hose to Barb Adapter

Test Description Target Tolerance
Threads Connect the adapter to a garden hose. Parts should connect as expected N/A
Barb Connect a tube to the barbed end. The tube should connect securely and resist being disconnected by hand. N/A
Engraving Inspect the part for an engraved label. Should say GHT N/A

O-rings

Test Description Target Tolerance
Profile Inspect the o-ring’s profile. X-profile N/A
Inner diameter Measure the inner diameter with digital calipers. 7.5mm +/-0.2mm
Thickness Measure the thickness with digital calipers. 1.5mm +/-0.1mm
Color Inspect the part’s color Black N/A
UTM fit Slide an o-ring onto a UTM liquid/gas port and then vigorously shake the UTM up and down. The o-ring should stay in place. N/A

Pressure Regulator

Test Description Target Tolerance
Threads Connect a solenoid valve and NPT to barb adapter onto the pressure regulator. Mating parts should connect as expected N/A
Rating Inspect the part’s printed pressure rating 15 PSI N/A
Color Inspect the part’s color Black N/A

Luer Lock Adapter

Test Description Target Tolerance
Threads Thread the adapter into a seeder tool with an M5 brass insert. Adapter should connect as expected N/A
Luer lock Connect a needle to a luer lock adapter. Should connect securely with a 1/4 turn N/A
Material Ensure the needle is stainless steel and will not rust by holding a magnet to the part. Stainless steel (no magnetic attraction) Weak attraction to stainless steel is permissible.

Luer Lock Needles

Test Description Target Tolerance
Outer diameter (guage) Measure the out diameter using digital calipers. 1.65mm (16 guage)
1.07mm (19 guage)
0.71mm (22 guage)
+/- .05mm
Length Measure the length using digital calipers. 40mm +/- 1mm
Material Ensure the needle is stainless steel and will not rust by holding a magnet to the part. Stainless steel (no magnetic attraction) Weak attraction to stainless steel is permissible.
Color Inspect the color of each needle’s plastic luer lock connector. The color should be different depending on the needle size. N/A
Luer lock Connect a needle to a luer lock adapter. Should connect securely with a 1/4 turn N/A
Covers? Ensure the needles have covers. Included cover N/A

Rubber Gaskets

Test Description Target Tolerance
Size Insert a rubber gasket into an NPT to barb adapter and then screw the adapter onto a solenoid valve. Gasket should insert into the adapter and seal the assembly as expected. N/A

Teflon Tape

Test Description Target Tolerance
Width Measure the width with digital calipers 15mm +/- 1mm
Length Unravel a spool and measure the length with a tape measure. 9m +/- 0.5m
Color Inspect the color. White N/A
Packing Inspect the packing. Plastic bag N/A