Pressed Steel's Recommendations for Storage

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Posted by Walt on November 22, 2005 at 13:56:19:

In Reply to: Bungeed to the wall posted by Walt on November 22, 2005 at 12:37:18:

Was pointed to my owner's guide (guess I should read these). Here's a couple of relevant sections:

8. Always store the cylinder clean. Store the cylinder upright in a cool and dry location with about 50 psi of
residual air pressure. Keep the valve closed and the outlet protected from contamination.

5. Prevent water from entering your cylinder and air system. Always check that the valve outlet is dry before
connecting the regulator. You should end your dive with some residual cylinder pressure. It there is any
possibility that water has entered the cylinder, have the valve removed by a trained professional and
immediately have the cylinder checked and have the interior dried if needed.

6. Thoroughly rinse the outside of the cylinder, valve and boot with fresh water after each use. Prolonged
storage with salt water, particularly under the boot area will accelerate oxidation of your new cylinder. If you
do not have adequate access to a fresh water supply to rinse the cylinder, do not use the boot.

7. Protect the cylinder and valve from sharp impact and abrasions. This cylinder contains air at 3442 psi.
The compressed air inside this tank exerts a force of 800 tons against the inside of the cylinder. The cylinders
job is to protect you; you should take precautions to protect your cylinder.

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