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Chemical and Metallurgical Analysis of Ruptured DOT-3AL Specification Compressed Gas Cylinder

June 1, 1994

The main purpose of this technical evaluation was to determine the cause of the SCUBA aluminum cylinder failure in North Miami Beach, FL

Key Words: SLC, sustain load crack, SCUBA, DOT 3AL cylinder with gaseous oxygen, ruptured cylinder, SEM analysis


If you have any technical questions not addressed by this or associated documents, contact Mark Toughiry, 202-366-4545.

Last updated: Monday, November 27, 2017