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The following is a list of Research Projects and Technical Reports.  When you click a report you will see a brief description of the contents, a list of key words related to the content, and a link to the PDF.

If you have any technical questions not addressed by these documents, contact Mark Toughiry, 202-366-4545.
 
Basic Requirements for Fully Wrapped Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Lined Cylinders Used by OHM as the basis for evaluating fully wrapped carbon-fiber reinforced cylinders. Mar 1, 2007
 
Confirmation of Filling Densities Listed in the United Nation (UN) Model Regulations, Volume I, Thirteenth revised edition. Nov 1, 2002
 
DOT FRP-1 Standard, Basic Requirements For Fiber Reinforced Plastic Type 3FC Composite Cylinders Used by OHM as the basis for evaluating Type 3FC Composite Cylinders. Feb 17, 1987
 
DOT FRP-2 Standard, Basic Requirements For Fiber Reinforced Plastic Type 3HW Composite Cylinders Used by OHM as the basis for evaluating Type 3HW Composite Cylinders. Jan 14, 1987
 
Evaluation of Acoustic Emission and Thermography Examinations (AE/TE) in Accessing Impact Damage of FULLY WRAPPED CARBON-FIBER REINFORCED ALUMINUM LINED CYLINDERS (DOT-CFFC) The objective of this research and development (R&D) project is to develop a nondestructive examination (NDE). Aug 22, 2008
 
Evaluation of DOT 3AL 6061-T6 Cylinders to Determine the Crack Initiation Site (CIS) Which Were Detected in Cylinder's Neck Threads This research project is a part of Failure Investigation and Metallurgical Analysis of DOT 3AL cylinders that were rejected during requalification due to internal neck-cracks. Aug 19, 2010
 
Evaluation of Nondestructive Examination for Re-qualification Of Composite Gas This R&D has been performed to evaluate several NDE methods based on their potential ability to detect common flaws such as impact damage in composite gas cylinders. Sep 30, 2002
 
Evaluation of Ruptured DOT-E-7235 Cylinder Coram, NY Mar 13, 1993
 
Fire Investigation of DOT 3AL Cylinder Failure in Luraville, FL This report is Evaluation / Analysis of the valve that was on an Oxygen DOT 3AL cylinder that was ruptured in Luraville, FL. Sep 1, 2006
 
Forensic Evaluation and Documentation of Pressure Relief Devices (PRDs) of Argon Cryogenic Portable Tank This research project is a part of Failure Investigation relating to an argon portable tank incident in Port Everglades, Florida. May 2, 2011
 
Guidance for Conducting Hazardous Materials Flow Studies Provides step-wise guidance for conducting commodity flow studies for hazardous materials moving by highway.  
 
Hydraulic Pressure Cycling and Performance Evaluation of DOT-3AA Cylinder Result of a fatigue and performance testing of DOT-3-AA Seamless Steel Cylinders. Oct 23, 2007
 
Hydraulic Pressure Cycling and Performance Evaluation of five (5) DOT-3AL 2015 Cylinders This research project is a part of Failure Investigation and Metallurgical Analysis of DOT 3AL cylinders that were rejected during requalification due to internal neck-cracks. Feb 5, 2010
 
Investigation of SCBA Cylinder Failure Eureka, CA Mar 4, 1996
 
Metallurgical Evaluation / Analysis Reports Metallurgical Evaluation / Analysis Reports performed on DOT-3-AA Seamless Steel Cylinder. Jun 20, 2007
 
Metallurgical Evaluation of Anhydrous Ammonia Cargo Tank (Nurse Tank) The report is result of a failure analysis and metallurgical analysis of a cargo tank (commonly known as a Nurse Tank). Jun 20, 2007
 
Metallurgical Evaluation of DOT-3AL-2015 Cylinder T-57003 Allegan City/Kalamazoo, MI Sep 9, 1997
 
Metallurgical Evaluation of DOT-3AL2015 Cylinder Union City, GA Jul 1, 1996
 
Metallurgical Evaluation of DOT-E-6498-2216 Cylinder Roxbury/Morristown, NJ Jul 1, 1996
 
Neck Threads Inspection: External Basic guidelines for the inspection and evaluation of DOT/TC cylinder (tube) mounting threads with outside diameter greater than or equal 18" Jul 31, 2007
 
Procedure for Removal of Nonconforming Hazardous Materials Packagings from Service Used by OHM as the basis for removing nonconforming packagings from service. Jul 31, 2007
 
Technical Support Relating to Gas Cylinders Design, Operation and Re-qualification in the UN Model Regulations, Volume I, Thirteenth revised edition. pertaining. Nov 1, 2002
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