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    Posted: 21 August 2005 at 11:23pm

I didn't know what the proper area to post this is, so I figured most people who come to these forums look here.

Quote http://www.68caliber.com/news/industry/story041098.php
http://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/notices/sa/70fr-47273.htm

In a DOT advisory published HERE on August 12th, 2005, certain cylinders for use with high pressure air have been de-certified for use.

The tanks, which were manufactured by Global Composites International (GCI), located in Ontario, California. The tanks were found to have an insufficient number of carbon fiber wrappings on them, and evidence cited in the report also suggests that the tanks didnít undergo the required number of tests mandated by DOT-E 12695.

The report states in part:

DOT recommends that any person possessing a cylinder manufactured by Global Composites International, Inc. (GCI) and marked with exemption number DOT-E 12695 take the cylinder to a qualified refilling station and have the pressure relieved from the cylinder. The cylinder is no longer authorized for use.

Refilling stations and cylinder requalification facilities are advised that DOT-E 12695 has been suspended and these cylinders may not be refilled or requalified for service.

This safety advisory covers all high-pressure DOT exemption
cylinders manufactured by Global Composites International, Inc. and
marked with DOT exemption number DOT-E 12695


An email from a visitor to ************** stated that this situation prevented several tanks from being used at a tournament in Northern California this weekend.

This is how to identify a tank that is effected by this:



1. Look for DOT-E12695
2. Look for GCI

That picture is one I took of my tank. I am unsure exactly how the companies which are effected by this are going to deal with it, I emailed Crossfire. I wouldn't doubt most Crossfires are effected. But still check even if you have another brand.

And for those of you thinking about still filling and using these and overlooking this:

This is what an exploded fiberwrapped air tank looks like:

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So if you have a steel tank, you wouldnt have to worry about this?

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Why is this in the marker gallery?

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well  maybe alot of people have fiber glass tanks   me for one
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Phew, mine is DOT - E 7277
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Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:

Why is this in the marker gallery?

1. I didn't see any other places it would be appropriate...
2. Most people look in Marker Gallery, to get more attention...
3. It has a picture of my air tank.

And I wouldn't think it would apply to steel tanks.



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Thanks, it would be a good idea to get this post stickied, pm a mod asking if you can.
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Are people going to get some kind or restitution for their tanks? From the way it sounds, their just saying "were not refilling them anymore, buy a new one". I would imagine that a refund/replace policy will have to be created?
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Whew...DOT-E11194 

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pfft....thats what they get for putting the department of transportation in charge of HPA/N2 tanks.

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^^^lol^^^

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that would suck

 

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I have a Carleton tank, I think that means I'm safe
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thanks for the info, I don't have either of those type tanks, but my friends do. I'll make sure to tell them.
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OW NO I HAVE ONE OF THOSE TANKS AND WHAT DO I DO
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i saw a notice like that in my pro shop. i'm safe though. it's all good.
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Originally posted by MeanMan MeanMan wrote:

that would suck

 

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