I am a scientist looking to purchase a compressed air tank for use with lab equipment. The tank would feed into a regulator such as this one: http://www.grainger.com/product/HARRIS-Regulator-5KZ45?functionCode=P2IDP2PCP and then into a machine that requires ~75psi air to operate. Would I be able to use this tank for this? How easy is it to attach to a regulator like the one I linked above? Thank you for the help.
The attaching is easy. Unfortunately that valve/regulator is not designed to fit a scuba cylinder. The scuba cylinder uses a tank neck measured at 3/4"-14NPSM. Your best bet would be to contact a company specializing in compressed gas cylinders for industrial style uses such as Cramer Decker Industries Compressed Gas Division.
Service Pressure - 3300 psi
True Capacity - 98.8 cu feet
Buoyance - Full - -4.3 lbs
Buoyancy (500 psi) - +1.9 lbs
Weight Empty - 41 lbs
Outside Diameter - 8"'
Cylinder Length - 26.2"
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.