HP & LP compared...

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Posted by John Morris on November 01, 2005 at 16:51:26:

In Reply to: Re: HP or LP posted by Bob Sapp on October 31, 2005 at 00:49:07:

There's a good comparison chart on Lloyd Bailey's Scuba and Watersports web site:

"How does the new E8-Series compare to the LP series?
The 3AA specification, which is a 50+ year old specification, will be replaced with the E-9791 specification. The length, and diameter will remain the same. The tare weight will be reduced by two pounds and the buoyancy will move closer to neutral but will remain negative when empty for even better buoyancy characteristics. The LP-95 will be replaced by the E8-119. The LP-104 will be replaced by the E8-130. Plus ratings are no longer needed."

My understanding is that the new tanks employ a different alloy than the old LP tanks.

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