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oxygen tank death

Discussion in 'Accidents and Incidents' started by abnfrog, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. abnfrog

    abnfrog Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: great white north
    ok fair enough , but hi pressure air and o2 is used by use so much I think we lose prespective on what we SHOULD be doing , that why I stay up on it as much as possible ..AND to impart that to my students doing vip and 02 cleaning / blender
  2. Peter69_56

    Peter69_56 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Warragul Australia
    Ever tried to unscrew a scuba tank valve with 10 BAR in it? The pressure lockes the thread, regardless of if it is loose when empty or not so I would think it would be near impossible to unscrew the valve past the point where it comes out. However some commercial tank valves have tapered thread, so I am wondering if it was faulty thread/damaged, and this with the taper of the thread has allowed the valve to blow out? Just a thought anyway.
  3. grf88

    grf88 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Markham, Ontario
    The report stated that corrosion around the valve was a suspected cause. Quite possible that the corrosion allowed the cylinder to stay gas tight until disturbed by rough handling.
    Bob DBF likes this.

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