Paint Removal from Aluminum Cylinders

Catalina Cylinders recommends that paint be removed from aluminum cylinders by the use of gel-type (non-caustic) paint strippers instead of sanding, abrasive blasting, or any methods of exposure to heat. Removal of paint from a cylinder by sanding or abrasive blasting...

Non-Reversible Heat Indicating Devices

Aluminum cylinders should not be exposed to elevated temperatures, 350°F (176°C) or greater, or the action of fire for any period of time. In section (f) (4) of 49 CFR part 173.34, DOT-3AL and DOT-4E, aluminum cylinders subjected to fire must be removed from service....

Non-Magnetic Properties Of DOT-3AL / TC-3ALM Aluminum Cylinders

All DOT 3AL / TC-3ALM 6061 aluminum cylinders manufactured by Catalina Cylinders and Catalina East Division are non-magnetic. This includes all DOT-3AL /TC-3ALM medical oxygen cylinders. Please consult the appropriate cylinder accessory manufacturer for the magnetic...

High Temperature Exposure of Aluminum Cylinders

Aluminum cylinders known to have been exposed to overheating or showing evidence of having been overheated, with overheating being a cylinder metal temperature in excess of 350°F, must be condemned per 49 CFR 180.205 (i) (viii). No testing for acceptance or re-heat...

Eddy Current Inspection of Aluminum Cylinders

All cylinders manufactured by Catalina Cylinders, have been and are being manufactured form aluminum alloy 6061, never aluminum alloy 6351. Eddy current inspection of 6061 aluminum alloy cylinders at the time of the 5 year hydrostatic retest or annual visual...