RIVERSIDE, Calif. (Aug. 29, 2005)—Representatives from Luxfer Gas Cylinders joined doctors, clinicians, patients and experts from all areas of long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) at the Sixth Oxygen Consensus Conference in Denver, Colo., Aug. 25-28.
FORT A.P. HILL, Va (July 15, 2005)—Thanks to XS Scuba, Inc., master distributor for Luxfer scuba tanks, some 40,000 Boy Scouts will have the chance to try scuba diving when the 2005 National Boy Scout Jamboree is held at this 76,000-acre U.S. Army facility from July 25 through Aug. 3.
Luxfer Gas Cylinders will play a major part in helping a team of British doctors reach the summit of Mount Everest in 2007 by donating revolutionary Luxfer Superlite™ cylinders capable of delivering oxygen in a closed circuit breathing system for up to 20 hours.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (October 12, 2004)— Luxfer Gas Cylinders has updated its inspection and replacement policy for Luxfer aluminum scuba cylinders manufactured in the United States from 6351 alloy and 6061 alloy. The updated policy supersedes all previous Luxfer policy statements covering this subject.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (October 11, 2004)—Luxfer Gas Cylinders has announced that computer-aided Visual Plus 3™ eddy-current inspection equipment is suitable for use with Luxfer aluminum cylinders manufactured both from 6351 alloy and 6061 alloy. Visual Plus 3 is manufactured and marketed by Advanced Inspection Technology, Inc. (AIT).
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.
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.