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Old 12-19-2004, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Hi there.

I was just wondering what is considered a safe ambient temperature for storage of my full CO2 tank.

I read that the pressure will be approx 950 psi at 80F and 550 at 40F.

I don't want to have to sacrifice heating my apartment to store the tank. Is it generally safe between 70F and 80F?

Thanks.

PS- I've seen many tanks with a working pressure of 1800psi and tested pressure of 3000psi. Would it be better to invest in a better tank and have a 1500psi disc installed? I thought about using a scuba tank which has a working pressure of 3000psi.

I don't want any surprises occurring in my livingroom!
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Hi there.

I was just wondering what is considered a safe ambient temperature for storage of my full CO2 tank.

I read that the pressure will be approx 950 psi at 80F and 550 at 40F.

I don't want to have to sacrifice heating my apartment to store the tank. Is it generally safe between 70F and 80F?

Thanks.

PS- I've seen many tanks with a working pressure of 1800psi and tested pressure of 3000psi. Would it be better to invest in a better tank and have a 1500psi disc installed? I thought about using a scuba tank which has a working pressure of 3000psi.

I don't want any surprises occurring in my livingroom!
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Old 12-20-2004, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Big Fishy:
Is it generally safe between 70F and 80F?

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perfect. Just think how warm it can get in the warehouses where it is stored
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Old 12-20-2004, 06:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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The safe maximum storage temperature for CO2 cylinders is 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Above that, the cylinder valve may vent.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gsmollin:
The safe maximum storage temperature for CO2 cylinders is 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Above that, the cylinder valve may vent. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Crud. I'd better go turn my thermostat down....
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