Another 6351 Tank Explodes
This time close to home
Most dive centers in New England will no longer fill these tanks. Check your tank and if it is suspect, drain it now. For safety reasons, we are committed to getting these tanks off the market. Thousands of tanks nationwide have already been taken out of service. It is time to get the rest out now. Diving is an extremely safe sport and we want to keep it that way. Feel free to bring your tank in and we will destroy it safely for you so no one will get hurt.
Problem 6351 Aluminum Tanks
Luxfer Manufacturer with an original hydro date of 1989 and prior
Walter Kiddie (WK) Manufacturer - all
Note: All Catalina tanks are good. They used aluminum 6061 not 6351.
Pictures Fill Stations Pisces Diving Rhode Island - June 13, 2007
Reinforced Stainless Steel Tank
Tanks were placed in thick PVC Piping
to hold them in place
Force was send upward
Due to this, the Fill Station operator
standing 3 feet away was not hurt.
About the tank
Year 1982 Last Hydro/VIP June 2006 Tank was very clean inside Exploded at approximately 1500-2000 psi
DATE LOCATION LISTED CAUSE INJURY? MANUFACTURER
Sep -11 St. Petersburg, Fla SLC* Death Luxfer
* SUSTAINED-LOAD CRACKING (SLC)