Luxfer 80 Aluminum Scuba Diving Tank

A Review

Luxfer 80 Aluminum Scuba Diving Tank Review

Overview

One of the most commonly used size scuba tank today is the aluminum cylinders largely because of its great resistance to rust and corrosion. In the same spirit, this aluminum 80 cubic foot cylinder has unparalleled durability. It is made with L6X alloy that is exclusive to Luxfer brand, so you are assured of custom-made experience. This dive cylinder is resistant to cracks and corrosion for a tank with a very long service life.  Therefore, our aim in this Luxfer dive tank review is to highlight the great features and characteristic of this dynamic diving cylinder while also touching its merits and demerits.

Made with specifically graded L6X 6061 – T6 aluminum alloy has a standing reputation for the best safety and dependability for all type of diving environment and purposes. Over the years, it has been specifically fancied and preferred by military divers and professional wreck divers who have attested to the efficiency and very good delivery prowess of the Luxfer 100 cylinder tank.

It has a pro valve that works well with whatever type of regulator you decide to use with it (DIN or Yoke Regulator). The technique used to make this cylinder convertible is that it can easily remove some 200 bars which make it useful for DIN regulators.

Luxfer Dive Tank Review

On the overall, this scuba tank, like every aluminum tank does not corrode because of the material it is made with. By this, you are given the best assurance in any cylinder available which has been tested to deliver a very good diving experience for divers. By all standard, this is a very dynamic and sophisticated scuba cylinder that is poised to deliver top-notch service to you.

The Luxfer 100 cubic foot (13.2 liter) cylinder is a 3300 psi (227.5 bar) service bottle. The tank is 26.2″ (66.6 cm) tall with an 8″ (20.3 cm) diameter. The cylinder weighs 41.1 lbs. (18.64 kg) is negative 4.6 lbs. (2 kg) when full in salt water and is negatively buoyant 2.8 lbs. (1.27 kg) when empty.

The cylinder comes with a Pro Valve. The Pro Valve is one of the highest flow cylinder valves available today and is also a convertible valve. Whether you dive Yoke or DIN regulators this valve will work for both. The valve has easily removed 200 bar DIN insert to convert the valve for use with DIN regulators. Valve has a heavy duty deign with a smooth operating mechanism and multi-ported burst disc plug for added safety.

Aluminum cylinders, unlike steel cylinders, don’t rust, they oxidize. The oxidization of aluminum forms a protective coat that hinders the continuation of corrosion making aluminum cylinders less likely to be condemned due to excessive corrosion. When shipped the tanks valves will be removed and the tank will require re-inspection before being filled.

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Specs

Cylinder Aluminum Alloy
Pressure 3000 psi (200 bars)
Diameter 8 Inches (20.3 cm)
Weight 41.1 lbs. (19.64 kg)
Height 26.2 Inches (66.6 cm)
Buoyancy (When Full) -4.6 lbs. (-2.1 kg)
Cylinder Nitrox Ready Yes. Up to 23.5%
Cylinder Material Chrome Plated Brass, Rubber and Plastic
Valve Type Convertible

 

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Features

  • Luxfer 100 Cubic Foot Brushed Aluminum Tank with Pro Valve
  • Nitrox Ready Up to 23.5%
  • Cylinder:  Luxfer 100 Cubic Foot
  • In 1988, Luxfer Introduced Scuba Tanks Manufactured from L6X
  • Proprietary Formula of Aluminum Alloy: 6061-T6
  • Superior Corrosion-Resistance and Dependable Performance
  • Preferred Choice by Military, Commercial and Technical Divers Worldwide
  • Great Buoyancy Characteristics (Negative when Empty)
  • Thread Size: 0.750-14 NPSM
  • Won’t Rust Like Steel Cylinders
  • Working Pressure: 3300 (228 Bar)
  • Valve:  Pro Valve
  • Convertible K-Valve
  • Yoke or DIN
  • Heavy Duty Design
  • Smooth Operating Valve Mechanism
  • High Flow Capacity Valve
  • Chrome Plated Marine Brass


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Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Proprietary L6X alloy, a specially balanced aluminum-magnesium-silicon formula exclusive to Luxfer.
  • Manufactured to meet or exceed all recognized international standards
  • Cycle-tested in excess of 100,000 cycles at service pressure
  • Minimum burst pressure tested to 2.5 times service pressure without failure
  • Corrosion-resistant interior and exterior—unlike corrosion-prone steel tanks
  • Consistent weight
  • Thick, damage-resistant walls

CONS:
  • Not as lightweight as titanium cylinders

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Editors’ Opinion

On the overall, Luxfer 80, like every aluminum tank does not corrode because of the material it is made with. By this, you are given the best assurance in any cylinder available which has been tested to deliver a very good diving experience for divers.

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