Luxfer Gas Cylinders has received an increased number of inquiries about
underwater use of full-wrapped Type 3 carbon composite cylinders. A
Type 3 cylinder is a high-pressure cylinder composed of an all-aluminum
liner fully overwrapped with layers of carbon fiber and fiberglass.
All-metal Luxfer 6061 aluminum alloy (L6X®) cylinders—To remove paint from an all-metal cylinder and prepare the surface for repainting, blast with plastic, glass or other soft media just long enough to remove most of the old paint.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders has received an increasing number of inquiries about the difference between “bowed” and “bulged” aluminum cylinders. The pictures and information below are intended to clarify this important difference.
Investigators continue to believe that the July 27, 2004 incident in Luraville, Florida was caused when an operator was about to fill oxygen into a scuba cylinder that was not designed for oxygen use, and most probably the valve and/or cylinder had not been purged of all organic matter.