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Metallurgical Evaluation of DOT-E-6498-2216 Aluminum Gas Cylinder - T119168

May 3, 1999

The main purpose of this technical evaluation was to determine the cause of an aluminum cylinder failure in Summerfield, NC.

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


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