Catalina 13cu-ft Aluminium Dive Cylinder
The Catalina 13cu-ft Aluminium Dive Cylinder has been the staple cylinders in the diving industry for many years. As opposed to steel, aluminium doesn’t rust. Instead, it oxidizes which forms a protective coat which hinders the continuation of corrosion. Thus, aluminium tanks are less likely to be condemned due to excessive corrosion. As a result, aluminium tanks are a considerably cheaper alternative to steel cylinders.
Catalina purposely designed and manufactured these cylinders to be rough enough for both sport and rental gear diving. Therefore, divers, dive operators and retail dive stores use these tanks more than any other type of tank available.
The tanks are also suitable as large stage/pony tanks for technical divers going really deep, or having long decompression times, to carry an enriched Nitrox mix, such as EAN50 to accelerate decompression times on accents. Therefore the tank is fantastic choice of dive cylinder and capable of many different uses.
Optional add-on: a Tank valve
If purchasing the tank with a valve, you will receive a DIN valve with Yoke adapter. Above all, valve itself is a heavy duty design. Furthermore, it has a smooth operating mechanism and multi-ported burst disc plug for added safety. This is one of the highest flow cylinder valves available today.
If you want to use the tank with a DIN regulator, you simply remove the adapter, and vice versa. As a result, this DIN/YOKE design allows divers to be free to choose which configuration they wish to use.
DIN: 200-300 bar pressure rating and is more common in technical diving
Features of the Catalina 13cu-ft Aluminium Dive Cylinder:
- Working Pressure: 207 BAR / 3000 PSI
- Test Pressure: 345 BAR / 34.5 MPA
- Material: High strength Aluminium alloy 6061-T6
- Catalina: S13 SP12 TC-3ALM204
- Water Capacity: 1.9 Litres
- Weight: 2.4 kg
- Neck Thread: 3/4 inch NPSM
- Colour: Brushed Aluminium
- Valve: optional
- Design: Rugged enough for rental gear or sport diving
- Delivery: All scuba tanks for delivery are EMPTY. This is due to restrictions in place on the transportation of high pressure cylinders.
Specifications of the Catalina 13cu-ft Aluminium Dive Cylinder:
|STANDARD SERIES 230 BAR CYLINDER SPECIFICATIONS|
|Water Capacity||Diameter||Length|| Empty|
|cu in||lbs||litre|| Full|
| 500 psi|
* Buoyancy is calculated with a standard K valve in seawater
Regulation and Inspection:
All Catalina Dive Cylinders are subject to Australian regulations and inspection and these cylinders fully comply with Australian Standards. Firstly, they are manufactured in accordance with US Department Of Transport (DOT) 3AL and Transport of Canada (TC) 3ALM requirements. Secondly, they have a stamp with the Australian Standards Authority Number. Lastly, every cylinder is inspected and tested by a DOT and TC authorised independent inspection agency.
Warranty on the 13cu-ft Aluminium Dive Cylinder:
All dive cylinders have a 6 month warranty only from date of purchase as user mistreatment can severely shorten life.