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Fractographic and Microstructural Examination of a Ruptured DOT-3AL Specification Compressed Gas Cylinder

May 3, 1993

The main purpose of this technical evaluation was to determine the cause of an aluminum cylinder failure in Wonderlake, TX

Key Words: SLC, sustain load crack, SCUBA, DOT 3AL cylinder, fractographic, ruptured cylinder, SEM analysis, ruptured DOT-3AL


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Last updated: Monday, November 27, 2017