Oxygen Cylinders

by

Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D.  

  

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The use of oxygen, particularly in recreational gas mixes, is often a topic for debate, posturing, and rhetoric. This article summarizes the various types of  compressed gas cylinders containing oxygen for human respiration and medical procedures.

 

  

 

 

Cylinder
Size
Oxygen Capacity
Service Pressure
Cylinder Length
Cylinder O.D.
Cylinder Weight
 
CU. - LITER
PSI - BAR
IN. - CM
IN. - MM
LBS. - KG
MM
122 - 3455
2216 - 153
35.75 - 90.8
8.0 - 203
38.6 - 17.55
M60
61.4 - 1738
2216 - 153
23.0 - 58.4
7.25 - 184
21.7 - 9.86
E
24 - 680
2015 - 139
25.63 - 65.1
4.38 - 111
7.9 - 3.58
Jumbo D
22.6 - 640
2015 - 139
16.3 - 41.4
5.25 - 133
8.1 - 3.68
D
15 - 425
2015 - 139
16.51 - 41.9
4.38 - 111
5.3 - 2.41
M9
9 - 255
2015 - 139
11.88 - 27.6
4.38 - 111
3.7 - 1.69
M7
7 - 198
2015 - 139
9.18 -23.3
4.38 - 111
3.3 - 1.48
ML6
6 - 165
2015 - 139
7.68 - 19.5
4.38 - 111
2.9 - 1.29
M6
6 - 165
2216 - 153
11.59 - 29.4
3.2 - 81
2.2 - 1.0
M4
4 - 113
2216 - 153
8.4 - 21.3
3.2 - 81
1.6 - .74
M2
1.4 - 40
2216 - 153
5.37 - 13.6
2.5 - 63.5
.74 - .34

 

 

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 About The Author:

Larry "Harris" Taylor, Ph.D. is a biochemist and Dive Safety Coordinator at the University of Michigan. He has authored more than 100 scuba related articles. His personal dive library (See Alert Diver, Mar/Apr, 1997, p. 54) is considered one of the best recreational sources of information in North America.

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