Tank Safety Question(s)
Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:36 AM
Also, my field won't let you take out your own tank, is this common. They say that while taking out a tank at a birthday party some kid messed up doing it and the tank flew off and killed someone. Is that possible, I've heard of tanks exploding in heat but not while taking them out.
Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:42 AM
What they're talking about is that when unscrewing a tank, the valve on the tank separated from the cylinder, causing the tank to fly off and, in essence, become a dangerous projectile. Most tanks now have a simple marking on the valve and cylinder to try and safeguard against this. All you need to do is watch your tank when unscrewing it and make sure that the cylinder AND the valve are coming off together. It's extremely rare for the valve to separate from the cylinder but it can happen and is actually the only known cause of paintball deaths.
Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:46 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:36 AM
Only a Certified Air Tech is allowed to Remove and Replace the Label after the Tank has been Rehydro'd.
That being said....the User needs to remember that the Label contains the Information about the Tank...when was it built and the Date when the Tank needs to be Rehydro'd.
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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:28 AM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:42 PM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 11:32 PM
On Steel Tanks yes, but after the first Rehyrdoing Test, the Factory will not put another Stamp, because it would compromise the integrity of the Tank, thus the reason why the Label should never be removed by the user and its there to help the user to remember when it is Time to send in the Tank to be redyhro'd again.
On Carbon Fiber HPA Tanks, the Label must remain Intact, because CF Tanks do not have any Stamped Markings.
Posted 21 July 2007 - 06:07 AM
DONT PAINT THE TANK just get a custom neoprene tank cover from www.animalpaintball.com
Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:03 PM
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 06 August 2007 - 10:06 PM