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Tank Storage.

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by asmfish, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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  2. Bob DBF

    Bob DBF Solo Diver

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    Cave filled AL 80?

    From the looks of the valve, perhaps a 6351 "bad" alloy tank.

    Enquiring minds...


    Bob
     
  3. TrimixToo

    TrimixToo Regular of the Pub

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    Location: New York State
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    AL80 that failed in a fire. Not an SLC failure, so alloy is not relevant. Had to have been only part full, else the pressure rise would have blown the burst disc before the tank weakened and failed. Just as clearly, the O-ring didn't melt before the tank failed, either. It was displayed in a now-closed dive shop in Dunedin FL some years back, and I took pics.

    The moral of the story? Store AL tanks either full or near-empty.
     
    Dark Wolf, rjack321 and Bob DBF like this.
  4. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Or, burst disc had been doubled or replaced with a blank.
     

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