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Carbon fiber tanks

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Andy, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Do we have these in the UK, if not then why.
     
  2. Rockabilly

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    yes andy im sure you can still buy them too.
     
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    carbon

    personally i would only have a steel bottle
     
  4. Rockabilly

    Rockabilly Big Poster

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    yes me too even though carbon fibre is supposed to be stronger
    than steel.
     
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    I've never seen anybody using one, I'd be a little bit nervous relying on a bit of 'fancy plastic' to keep that kind of pressure in.

    I can se the advantages as well though, I'd imagine a Carbon fibre bottle would be lighter.

    But I think I'll stick with my carbon fibre silencer for now.
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Administrative Staff Member Founder

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    Burst test carried out show that they are 50% stronger than a steel tank.
     
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    Is there any pictures of those when they do fail though? I kinda suspect that the carbon fibres would make more mess than a steel tank
     
  8. Vaisravana

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    Actually no.
    They are so safe that firemen use them, and you can imagen the stresses they have to take in that line of work.
    They don't rust and have a larger air capasity.
     
  9. Darren Petts

    Darren Petts Temporarily Alive

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    Carbon tanks are actually ally tanks wrapped in carbon fibre. They used to have a lifespan of 15 years but that has recently been extended to 20. After that they are scrap. Many dive shops know little about these except they float so are no use to them and refuse to fill them. They creak alarmingly when being filled. I have a 7l twinset that I've never bothered to have re-tested. If anyone wants them they're welcome.
     

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