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Titanium Regulators and Nitrox... A Dangerous Combination

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#16 Jerrymxz


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:00 PM

I love revisiting these vintage posts.  From all I've read and talked to people in the know, the Ti issue is if you have a flash fire in a first stage.  that can and does happen when you "slam" open a tank valve and the high pressure gas fills the space and closes the first stage seat.  the temperature in that tiny space goes sky high. it can at high O2 levels burn o-rings and any lube that's present.  If the body of the first stage is made of titanium the potential is there to start a titanium fire.  if that happens lots of bad things can ruin everyone's day.

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