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Cylinder Manufacturing

Cold rolled steel is deep drawn in progressive stages. Heat treating and several cleaning steps are needed before the cylinders are cleaned. It takes massive presses and a lot of automation to fabricate these disposable cylinders in large quantities. Consistency is everything. here is a link to a YouTube video that we found on cylinder manufacturing.

Cylinder Safety

Gas filled cylinders need to be handled with caution. They are pressure vessels with a limit as to how much pressure they can hold. While each cylinder design has its' own inherent limitations, most disposable cylinders are designed to have a burst strength limit of around 6,400 psi, some go to 12,000 psi. But this is relative to the filling pressure and the type of gas being filled. In North and South America we are pleased to offer the patented safe sealing cap. This is the puncturable cap on top of the gas filled cylinder. It is designed to allow a slow and controlled release of gas pressure. There is a video below which demonstrates this. Do not heat a filled cylinder.


One style of puncture cap opens up on the puncture end if overheated. There is enough pressure being released to send the cartridge flying.


Although this is the designed failure mode if a filled cylinder is overheated, the result is a violent release of energy all at once. The patented safety cap prevents this from happening.


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