Posted by mikeblitch on October 23, 2001 at 15:03:21:
In Reply to: So the Tank Explodes - What's the Big Deal??? posted by Ken Kurtis on October 22, 2001 at 15:03:48:
>The explosions were happening mainly in Florida. The significance is that, due to the number of caves and caverns there, and the need for as much air as possible when exploring those, over-filling tanks is a common and somewhat-accepted procedure in Florida.
Sorry Ken, but not a single one of these tanks that failed was used by a cave diver. All were in open water shops (or shop fill stations outside). Cavers overfil steel tanks but few will overfill Al tanks. Al tanks turn to chrapnel while the steels will generally split whenn they fail.
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