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Update to Luraville FL incident

August 23, 2004 — 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. Ignition from the fall caused the organic matter in the cylinder to burn, which caused the resulting fire and explosion.

Cylinder incident in Luraville Florida

August 9, 2004 — Regulatory authorities are investigating the death of a woman who was injured while attempting to fill a scuba cylinder with pure oxygen. The cylinder fell over, burned and exploded at Cave Excursions dive shop in Luraville, Florida, on July 27, 2004.

Luxfer makes SCBA and SCUBA cylinder inspection guides available for free download

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - March 1, 2000 - Luxfer Gas Cylinders, the world's largest manufacturer of high-pressure aluminum and composite cylinders for most major gas markets, today announced that it would make downloadable versions of its Guide to SCBA Cylinder Inspection and Guide to SCUBA Cylinder Inspection available to its customers for free on its website at

Luxfer acquires new company in the USA

RIVERSIDE, Calif. 17 May 1999 – The acquisition of Tanks D’Art by Luxfer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-pressure gas cylinders, was announced today by Riverside–based Dr. Henry Holroyd, Sr. Vice President of Research and Development at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, a Division of the Luxfer Group Limited, headquartered in Manchester, England.