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I’m still unclear how the EU (which leans towards being a ‘nanny’ state) allows 300 bar tanks. One of life’s mysteries
They Hydro test them the same way they test regular tanks. Only difference is that they use 7500 PSI at full pressure testing. Everything else I can see looks the same. I am sure the amount of water displaced is different but its the same type of setup.I can’t imagine why anyone would want those big carbon balloons floating around even if they WERE practical. In other domains everything is judged on a ‘per weight’ basis, every gram of excess material is painstakingly shaved off or substituted with unobtanium to produce the leanest and meanest possible product. Scuba is the exception to that rule, especially in cold water. I don’t even like aluminum tanks: too light!
Anyone know how they’re hydro tested? The point of hydro is to stretch the metal just a little bit and observe how well it recovers. Carbon fiber is brittle though, any stretch is too much stretch for it...
I do own 4 of them and use them intead of alu 80's as bailout-tins when diving CCR.I don’t own and have never used carbon tanks. CARBONDIVE 300 - Carbon Scuba Tanks, Diving Equipment, Worthington
EU is no state, they have no say in my way of diving.I’m still unclear how the EU (which leans towards being a ‘nanny’ state) allows 300 bar tanks. One of life’s mysteries