Warnings have been issuedaround dive clubs and dive centres to divers regarding Luxfer 6351 scuba tanks. Most dive centres in New England will nolonger fill these tanks. Check your tank and if it is suspect, drain itnow. For safety reasons, divers are committed to getting these tanks offthe market. Thousands of tanks nationwide have already been taken out ofservice.
Facts from the Luxferwebsite:
- Of the more than 40-million all-aluminiumcylinders manufactured by various companies over the last 45 years, only 20SLC-related or suspected-SLC ruptures have been reported to regulatoryauthorities around the world. All these ruptures were in cylinders made from6351 alloy.
- Of these ruptures, 12 have beenscuba cylinders.
Dive Center: Pisces Diving – Tiverton, RI
June 13, 2007