Faber 80 High Pressure Steel Tank

A Review

Faber 80 High-Pressure Steel Tank Review

Overview

Many at times, steel cylinders have been damned as not so effective and heavy for divers. My aim here is neither to affirm nor deny that position; rather my intention here is to show to you how much you are missing out if you are yet to try out this awesome steel tank. Especially if you have not tried the Faber High-Pressure 80 cylinder. In this Faber 80 Dive Tank review, I shall discuss the effectiveness and special features that come with this amazingly efficient scuba diving cylinder.

Designed with a DIN valve technology, the Faber 80 tank has a valve system that is known to perform exceedingly well with whatever type of first stage regulator you as a diver opt for. Combined with the cylinder tank in a first stage regulator, this kind of valve has been proven to drastically increase the versatility and output of performance.

Faber High-Pressure 80 steel cylinder tank is a highly sophisticated kit that is well ranged in the list of best scuba tanks available today. It comes with a devised design that allows diver using it to ingeniously transfer weight from their back and better distribute it to the rear of their BCD. This ingenuity presents an excellent diving advantage for the diver who specifically uses the “wing” type of BCD.

Whatever your diving need, whether you are a professional or recreational diver, the Faber High-Pressure 80 Steel scuba tank is a viable cylinder option that will give you the best of diving experience.

If you are not using steel cylinders, try to use one and you will soon realize what you have been missing. Faber can offer you the most comprehensive range of cylinders for scuba diving. Every year Faber produce and sell around the world 100.000 cylinders for scuba diving (out of 600.000 in totals). No other manufacturer in the world can match their capabilities and the breadth of their range. Faber Tanks and valves are nitrox ready.

Cylinders come equipped with a DIN/K type valve that easily converts back and forth depending on the type of first stage regulator to be used in conjunction with the cylinder increasing the versatility of the tank. The Tanks are equipped with Faber’s Valve. The construction allows the diver to remove lead weight from their weight belt or integrated weight system of the BCD, allowing the diver to better distribute weight by moving it to the rear of the BCD a great advantage when wearing a back inflation style (Wing) BCD.

Faber 80 Dive Tank Review

Aluminum cylinders, as we breathe the weight of air from them, create positive buoyancy at or near the end of a dive. The steel cylinder with its negative buoyancy throughout the dive allows you to shed the excess lead that is required to keep you properly trimmed while you dive an aluminum cylinder. Faber HP cylinders have a round bottom and come equipped with a cylinder boot.
The Faber High-Pressure Steel Tank is commonly used for Cave Diving, Night Diving, Open Water, Wreck Diving and more. The Faber High-Pressure Steel Tank is most used by customers who consider themselves to be an Advanced, Casual/ Recreational, Professional among others. The Faber High-Pressure Steel Tank is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Faber High-Pressure Steel Tank: Easy To Use, Large Capacity, Lightweight.

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Specs

Cylinder Steel
Pressure 3442 psi (237 bars)
Diameter 3.94 Inches to 8.0 Inches (10 cm to 20.37 cm)
Weight  6.6 lbs. to 46.9 lbs. (3 kg to 21.27 kg)
Height 14.17 Inches to 29.53 Inches (36 cm to 75 cm)
Buoyancy (When Full) From: -2.42 lbs. to -9.41 lbs. (-1.1 kg to 4.3 kg)
Cylinder Nitrox Ready No
Cylinder Material Chromium Molybdenum Steel w/Zinc Sprayed and Epoxy and Polyurethane Paint
Material Chrome-Plated Brass
Valve Type Convertible

 

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Features

  • Nitrox Ready Up to 40%
  • Most Widely Sold Cylinder Type
  • Better Weight Distribution
  • Most Sizes Equipped with Cylinder Boot
  • 3442 psi (237 bar) Working Pressure
  • Weight: From 6.6 lbs. to 46.9 lbs. (3 kg to 21.27 kg)
  • Diameter: From: 3.94″ to 8.02″ (10 cm to 20.37 cm)
  • Height: From: 14.17″ to 29.53″ (36 cm to 75 cm)
  • Deep Drawn Chromium Molybdenum Steel
  • Triple Protected Zinc Sprayed
  • Epoxy and Polyurethane Painted
  • Round Bottom Cylinder
  • Valve: Faber DIN/K Convertible Valve
  • Smooth Operating Valve Mechanism
  • High Flow Capacity Valve
  • Chrome Plated Marine Brass


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Nitrox ready up to 40%
  • Easily converts from DIN/K type valve
  • Supports optimum distribution of weight
  • Deep drawn chromium molybdenum steel

CONS:
  • Steel is more prone to corrosion and rust

 

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Editors’ Opinion

Designed with a DIN valve technology, the Faber 80 tank has a valve system that is known to perform exceedingly well with whatever type of first stage regulator you as a diver opt for.

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