Question about HP air tanks at your shooting range...

Question about HP air tanks at your shooting range...

Joined: August 14th, 2004, 2:44 am

February 23rd, 2011, 1:55 am #1

How are they handled there? Rules, regulations, must be strapped to something, on the ground..... etc.


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Joined: June 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm

February 23rd, 2011, 2:34 am #2

makes me nervous

should at least be laying down

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Joined: June 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm

February 23rd, 2011, 2:34 am #3

How are they handled there? Rules, regulations, must be strapped to something, on the ground..... etc.


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Joined: March 14th, 2009, 9:32 pm

February 23rd, 2011, 1:25 pm #4

How are they handled there? Rules, regulations, must be strapped to something, on the ground..... etc.


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is when I'm driving with the tank in the trunk of the car. Rear end collision etc. When I was a teen I worked at a factory where a lot of welding occurred. I saw a oxygen tank from an oxy accetelane rig fall over after being bumped by a fork lift and it took off like a rocket.

Left a bad memory! There is a lot pressure in these tanks and I feel they should be respected. I am always cautious while handling or around them. If u saw what I saw I think you would be also.
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Joined: October 19th, 2005, 12:48 am

February 23rd, 2011, 3:50 pm #5

alot of scuba diving I see a picture of a car that was left in workplace parking lot in the hot sun with a aluminum tank filled with compressed air. It aparently got hot enough that day to blow the rear end of this car apart. Being rear ended is not the only concern when dealing with compressed gases but I certainly share your concern.
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Joined: January 23rd, 2009, 8:35 pm

February 23rd, 2011, 4:24 pm #6

is when I'm driving with the tank in the trunk of the car. Rear end collision etc. When I was a teen I worked at a factory where a lot of welding occurred. I saw a oxygen tank from an oxy accetelane rig fall over after being bumped by a fork lift and it took off like a rocket.

Left a bad memory! There is a lot pressure in these tanks and I feel they should be respected. I am always cautious while handling or around them. If u saw what I saw I think you would be also.
the compressed air cannot catch fire like oxygen.. lol

One of the things I want to do for our club "Yegua Air Gun Club"
is to make tank stands for practice range















There is only two kinds of air guns in the
world and that is recoiling & recoilless

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Joined: September 28th, 2000, 12:50 am

February 23rd, 2011, 7:25 pm #7

is when I'm driving with the tank in the trunk of the car. Rear end collision etc. When I was a teen I worked at a factory where a lot of welding occurred. I saw a oxygen tank from an oxy accetelane rig fall over after being bumped by a fork lift and it took off like a rocket.

Left a bad memory! There is a lot pressure in these tanks and I feel they should be respected. I am always cautious while handling or around them. If u saw what I saw I think you would be also.
"Another myth we tested was whether a high-pressure air tank would take off like a rocket if its valve was knocked off. So we dropped a large weight from a height of 10 ft. onto the valve of a tank at 2500 psi. The tank punched through two cinder block walls before it came to a dusty, battered rest. Scary stuff. "

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science ... ts/4213140

Yes, be careful, VERY careful.

Personally, I built a box for mine. It makes it almost impossible for it to loose the valve in a fall; and, in the case of having to drive with it, I ALWAYS point the valve to the front.

In a Carbon Fiber tank, the most vulnerable part is the valve. In other tanks, especially the used ones, the most vulnerable part is the bottom.

Be careful when handling AND when storing pressurized air tanks.

JMHO



Un Abrazo!




H�ctor
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Joined: March 2nd, 2007, 6:18 am

February 25th, 2011, 6:23 am #8

How are they handled there? Rules, regulations, must be strapped to something, on the ground..... etc.


Thanks for any input.


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<p>in a carry harness with two longitudinal PVC skids to keep it from rolling over. At home it's kept under my computer desk with the valve facing away from the wall. The tank shouldn't go anywhere if the valve breaks off, but where would the valve go? Tank is ALWAYS charged over 3500psi.</p><p><img height="80" src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252 ... G_0008.jpg" width="80" alt="th_IMG_0008.jpg"><img height="80" src="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u252 ... G_0007.jpg" width="80" alt="th_IMG_0007.jpg"></p><p> </p><p>RicG    </p>
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