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Storage life of DiveSorb

Discussion in 'Rebreather Diving' started by colablikje, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. colablikje

    colablikje New

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: europe

    I have two 40-pound containers of DiveSorb at home that hasn't been used in about 3 years. Given some personal conditions, it will surely take more than a year before it will be used again.
    Since I don't want to take chances, I am wondering how long I can keep the DiveSorb before it loses its effectiveness. I'd rather throw it out and buy it new when I am ready to dive my rebreather again, but also don't feel like wasting the money if this stuff keeps good for ages.
    It's been sitting in a closet in my study, so nice and warm, unopened (although, of course, it's far from hermetically sealed).

    Does anyone know how long the DiveSorb is good for?

  2. DwayneJ

    DwayneJ Contributor

    Divesorb Shelf Life - Rebreather World

    There should be an expiry date somewhere on the keg. My brand new Sofnolime kegs I believe have 4 year expiry dates and I personally would not dive past expiry date.
  3. Meng_Tze

    Meng_Tze Homo Bonae Voluntatis ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: 246 Bubbleless Cove
    Like medicines, beyond the expiry date the effectiveness diminishes. It will still work, but less effective. Therefore using sorb beyond expiry date creates an
    unknown risk; you don't know how much less effective the sorb is. It could be 10% or 80%, or any number between or beyond. you mileage WILL vary...
  4. DepthCharge

    DepthCharge Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: upstate NY & Lake Worth Fl.
    I just finished a keg that exp Feb 09. Maximun depth that I used when expired was 150ft. Just made sure there was enough bail-out available. For anything deeper I'd would use fresh 'lime I should add that I only do one dive on the fill, whether it's 20 min or an hour
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011

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