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Metallurgical Evaluation of DOT-E-6498-2216 Cylinder

July 1, 1996

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

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


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Updated: Monday, November 27, 2017