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[APD] re: transporting CO2 tanks


Message: 4
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 11:19:31 -0400
From: SunflwrgrlS at aol_com
Subject: [APD] Re: transporting CO2 tanks
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com

In terms of leaving the tanks in the back of a trunk on a hot day -- exactly
what temp is dangerous?  My filled tank is going to be left on  a back porch
this afternoon and it will be around 88/90 degrees here.  I would guess the
guy should know whether it would be dangerous or not -- he's filling it!
But, I'm curious as to what temps are we considering it a bad thing?


Many gas supply places have uncovered concrete loading docks where they
stockpile filled CO2 tanks. Mine does. These are exposed to the full sun in
Georgia, all day, so you know the cylinders are easily getting into the high
90s at least sitting there all day, and my place doesn't seem to have a
problem with exploding tanks or tank valves.

If you've ever seen the way these tanks are handled by suppliers, especially
empty ones, you would know they are a lot tougher than many here seem to

I would be more concerned with a cylinder physically bouncing around a
vehicle and hitting someone in case of a wreck than the cylinder exploding
or the valve/valve seals failing, breaking, etc.

Valve failures will happen for many different reasons, but they are few and
far between.


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