|Re: LA dive shops not filling tanks made of 6531 Aluminum alloy. Questions|
Posted by jh on January 19, 2007 at 14:22:18:|
In Reply to: LA dive shops not filling tanks made of 6531 Aluminum alloy. Questions posted by Andy S on January 19, 2007 at 12:20:03:
Andy most shops and boats that I know of in socal have stopped filling the pre-1988 luxfer cylinders. Most of this has to do with the new DOT regs. To do a VIP on these tanks now, you have to buy another very expensive machine (which you will never get your money back, just like the $1500.00 eddy wave machine that most of us were fools to buy 10 years ago). A question for you, why should a shop send the money to buy another machine to VIP some very old cylinders, cylinders that Luxfer had a semi-recall on, cylinders that have cracked, and ruptured? Given the history of these tanks, it doesn't make any sense to continue to fill them.
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