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Cylinder question (color) - DAN Kit

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves and Bands' started by rhwestfall, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    In the US, oxygen cylinders are marked with green tops. The international color coding for this is white. Can a white color coded cylinder be filled in the US?

    Also, aside from "opinions", can anyone link to the regulations that actually answer this?

    Thanks
     
  2. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My AL40 100% deco bottle is white; never had a problem.
     
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  3. Scared Silly

    Scared Silly Regular of the Pub

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    Identify the content of the cylinder only by the label placed on the cylinder by the transfiller. Color shall not be used to identify the content of the container. ONLY medical gases are identified by color in accordance with CGA C-9- Standard Color Marking of Compressed Gases Intended for Medical Use.
     
  4. Jeremy Williams

    Jeremy Williams Nassau Grouper

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    I think that’s quite to the point. A DAN Emergency Oxygen kit is a medical device.
     
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    (we were typing at the same time)

    So, is a DAN kit a medical device?
     
  6. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    And, they are recommendations, not regulations.
    What is the real question? Are you worried about the DAN tanks?
     
  7. Jeremy Williams

    Jeremy Williams Nassau Grouper

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    I don't see how anyone could make a reasonable argument that it's NOT a medical device.

    It is pretty clearly a first aid kit for cases of suspected barotrauma or decompression sickness. Either activity would be considered medical first aid and because 201(h) defines a medical device primarliy by intent and due to the use of Oxygen which is recognized in the United States Pharmacopeia... voila you have a medical device.
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Worried about being able to get filled in the US a recently sourced tank that is white instead of green. It began its life north of the US border (Canada)....

    Actually has white epoxy over the base green paint...
     
  9. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    @rhwestfall the big T bottles I have filled with medical oxygen are bright yellow. While it's a standard, I don't believe I have seen any regulations on it so I suspect you'd be fine. I don't get mine filled at any "medical" shops, but my gas supplier doesn't care as long as the labels are right
     
  10. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

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    I think that this is the real answer. Getting an O2 fill at a medical supplier will probably require color coding, but getting fills at your local dive shop or industrial gas supplier will not.
     
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