XS Scuba 80 Cubic Foot Aluminum Tank LAL80-BNC 043267

Mfg Part #: LAL80

XS Scuba 80 Cubic Foot Aluminum Tank

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Questions and Answers for XS Scuba 80 Cubic Foot Aluminum Tank:

  • Don:

    Hello, Im wondering if there is a mistake in the buoyancy specs for this Al80 tank. It shows a weight of -1.4lbs for a full tank and a weight of -3.4lbs for an empty tank. Should that read just the opposite? Also, is it possible to substitute a DIN valve for the yoke valve? Paying the difference is not a problem. Thanks!

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Most Aluminum Cylinders become buoyant as they get close empty. The best way to order the cylinder with a different valve is to contact us directly at 800-347-2822.

  • David:

    The description indicates this cylinder loses buoyancy as you use it. This is obviously incorrect, so what ARE the correct specs?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The empty weight should read 3.4lbs not -3.4lbs.

  • Stian:

    Hey, I am contemplating purchasing tanks off you guys online, however are the tanks and valves fully serviced, hydrotested and ready to go diving with when you get them in the mail? Regards

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    We are a retail dive store just like any retail dive shop near you. The tanks come directly from the manufacturer just like any other local store and will be in the identical condition your local retailer purchases them in. The valve will not be in place. It's against DOT/CTC regulations to ship the cylinder with the valve in place. It will have the plastic shipping cap from the manufacturer in place. Do not valve the tank. If you take it to get filled with the valve in place and no air in the tank, the local dive store can and usually will charge you for a VIP. Let the store doing your first fill put the valve in for the first time.

  • Tom:

    What is the expected lifetime of aluminum tanks if well-maintained and not damaged?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Tom, I have seen tanks over 20 years old. As long as the tank passed hydro every 5 years and you get it annual service every year.

Cylinder Specs

Service Pressure - 3000 psi

True Capacity - 77.4 cu feet

Buoyance - Full - -1.4 lbs

Buoyancy (500 psi) - +3.4 lbs

Weight Empty - 31.4 lbs

Outside Diameter - 7.25"

Cylinder Length - 26.1"

After 10 months of arm twisting, foot stomping and head butting Luxfer has decided to return to manufacturing scuba cylinders. XS Scuba, Santa Ana, CA has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Luxfer scuba cylinders for North America.

Luxfer cylinders are available in the following limited sizes & finishes:

LAL40BNC Aluminum 40 cu ft with Brushed Finish
LAL80BNC Aluminum 80 cu ft with Brushed Finish
LAL80NF Aluminum 80 cu ft with Natural Finish
LALW106 Aluminum Composite Limited
106 cu ft with White Finish (more info)

The manufacturing of Luxfer scuba cylinders has been relocated to the Graham, North Carolina factory. The original tooling is being used to maintain the same specifications, buoyancy and weight distribution. Proprietary L6X 6061-T6 aluminum alloy which has an unsurpassed record for safety and dependability will continue to be used. Luxfer is the preferred choice by military, commercial and technical divers worldwide.

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