Scuba Diving Tanks
The diving cylinder,
scuba tank or diving tank is used to
store and transport high pressure breathing gas as a component of SCUBA
(Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus). It provides gas to the
scuba diver through the demand valve of a diving regulator. Diving cylinders
are typically filled to either 232 bars or 300 bar and have a volume of
3 to 18 liters or a gas carrying capacity of 850 to 4200 liters (24 to
120 ft³). Cylinders also come in smaller sizes, such as 1.5 and 2
liters, however these are not generally used for breathing, instead being
used for things such as dry suit and buoyancy compensator inflation.
The term "diving cylinder" tends to be used by gas equipment engineers, manufacturers, support professionals, and divers speaking British English. "Scuba tank" or "diving tank" is more often used colloquially by non-professionals and native speakers of American English.
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