Sustained-load cracking – which types of cylinders are most susceptible to SLC-related ruptures?
- Any type of cylinder manufactured from 6351 alloy could conceivably develop a sustained-load crack over time if subjected to certain conditions.
- However, a cylinder is more likely to rupture in applications where pressure is higher and where overfilling and abuse occur more often.
- Historically, the applications most susceptible to SLC-related rupture are scuba and SCBA (life support).
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