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Pulled 2 "OLD" Luxfers from my storage...

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by Ulfhedinn, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Same ocean as you!
    On an angle with the threads down brush out the muck with acetone, some cloths leave fibres on some threads
  2. Bowers

    Bowers Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Ohio
    Ya VE is only for old aluminum tanks and not designed for steel. Yours are in a high suspect position to be the bad alloy that luxfer stopped using in (i believe) 89’. The bad alloy is still usable as long as it passes hydro, ve and viz, but is susceptible to sustained load cracking that could be catastrophic when filling… (the ve test is best at noticing those cracks before the tank becomes a bomb)
  3. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: So CAL
    I will stop in this week and ask whats the deal.
  4. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: on the path to perdition
    The water in the hydro test can be dirty. The shop I used for some time did many o2 cylinders so their water was clean. And by default all cylinders got o2 cleaned.
  5. Ulfhedinn

    Ulfhedinn DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: So CAL
    That would have been a plus. My shop is on vacation this week (Unbeknownst to me). So hoping to drop in first of next and ask some questions.

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