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November 26, 2021
DEFECTIVE OXYGEN CYLINDER VALVES – SHERWOOD VALVES AND TEKNO OXYGEN CYLINDER VALVES
The oxygen leak is caused by an 870 CGA valve manufacturing defect.
CAUTION — SERIOUS GAS LEAK / FIRE HAZARD
What is the problem?
The Tekno Valve and Sherwood branded 870 CGA oxygen cylinder valves are now manufactured with a rounded edge instead of the radius/chamfered edge that has historically been the industry standard design. The removal of this chamfer affects the proper seating and positive seal when used with the vast majority of oxygen regulators in the U.S. market. The lack of a positive, gas‐tight seal is a serious safety hazard, as it may result in a leak due to the partial sealing on the regulator washers.
What actions are recommended?
1) Conduct an inventory audit, inclusive of cylinders in patient homes, to identify and quarantine all cylinders
with affected valves
2) Immediately discontinue patient use and remove the cylinders from the service
3) Post this notice in all cylinder storage and filling areas
4) Contact your cylinder supplier where you purchased the cylinders for resolution
Many fishermen build homemade bait oxygen systems using used and new medical oxygen cylinders with 870 CGA (Post) valves. These O2 cylinders/cylinder valves are cheap, plentiful and free or maybe a relative was using the O2 cylinder at home and no longer needs supplemental oxygen. Fishermen use commercial grade oxygen in these O2 cylinders for live fish transport.
Please review these alerts. If you have are using oxygen cylinders with 870 CGA oxygen cylinder valves – CONTACT Sherwood and or Tekno immediately. DO NOT USE OXYGEN CYLINDERS WITH THESE DEFECTIVE 870 CGA CYLINDER VALVES.
THERE ARE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH PURE OXYGEN GAS LEAKS – A SERIOUS FIRE HAZARD
October 1, 2021 – Press release
Sherwood Oxygen Cylinder Valve Leak Problems 870 CGA Valves
**** Safety Alert #Sher 1021
Use of Pin Index Valves with Non-Conforming Yoke Style Regulators
Sherwood valves Customer Service:
Int’l Phone: +1-724-229-5576
Tekno Oxygen Cylinder Valve alert – Leak problems – FIRE HAZARD
THERE ARE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH PURE OXYGEN GAS LEAKS – A SERIOUS FIRE HAZARD The oxygen leak problem is a manufacturing defect.
Use of Pin Index Valves (MYC-10C) as per CGA V-1 with Non-standard Yoke Regulators Safety Alert – 01_21-22 – MYC-10C.pdf – Google Drive
Tekno Valves Contact Info:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Email – www.trknobalved.com
REFILLING YOUR OXYGEN CYLINDER AT WELDING SUPPLY SHOPS, BAIT SHOPS, TACKLE SHOPS AND DIVE SHOPS IS THE FISHERMAN’S RESPONSIBILITY
A high pressure O2 cylinder is full @ 2200 PSI. Are you paying for a “full fill” or are you paying “full fill” prices for partial “short fill” oxygen cylinders.
Most fishermen really believe they are buying and actually getting a FULL CYLINDER FILL when the refilling attendant fills your O2 cylinder to only 1000 – 1500 PSI and tells you this is the maximum PSI your O2 cylinder holds when it is “full filled” with high pressure oxygen gas. THIS IS HUMBUG DUNG!
A SHORT CYLINDER REFILL is not a “full fill.” Sadly, you are being screwed again and again with pre-planning, intention and with forethought. You are being charged for and paying for a “FULL FILL.” This practice is very common, be aware of this practice every time you hire someone to refill your O2 cylinders and prevent the deception up front before it begins.
Always ask the attendant how many O2 PSI is a “full fill?” And, am I being charged for a “full cylinder fill” of pure oxygen?
Every time you have your O2 cylinder refilled ask these 2 questions before he fills your O2 cylinder.
Then show that attendant/store owner your cylinder operating pressure stamped on the shoulder of your cylinder and why 2200 PSI is a “full fill” for your O2 cylinder. You want a “full fill.” You want and are paying a “full fill” not a partial fill. You want a “full fill” 2200 PSI, that’s what you are paying for.
Do Not Be Shy: It’s always necessary that you tell the attendant you want a full fill (2015 PSI + 200 PSI 10% = 2200 PSI maximum cylinder pressure. 2200 PSI is what you are paying for but you are often getting only a partial fill when you are now watching what’s happening. This is like a traveling carney’s trick you get your dollar.
The cylinder refilling hustlers know that most fishermen that use compressed O2 have absolutely no idea how many PSI his O2 tank holds when full if this is not covered in written operational instructions..
This amounts to only an additional few dollars and change for every short refill, expect hours tank times to be hours shorter before your O2 is depleted and no oxygen negatively affects your bait mortality and quality.
Over a few summer months, “short fills” often go unnoticed, meaningless. Over 1 year your additional cost for cylinder refills will be noticeable after you learn what to watch for with the scam, over 5 years additional O2 cost are clearly excessively high, over the years (decades), the rest of your fishing life the bogus short refilling scam charges will be shocking, may be prohibitive and definitely problematic for the average live baiter trusting that bait shop that refills his O2 cylinders. Short filled cylinders run out of gas within a few hours often resulting in excessive bait mortality and disappointing fishing trips. This is especially serious for fishing guides and commercial fishermen depending on supplemental oxygen for their fish and live bait fish transports.
The wise savvy fisherman that uses oxygen-injection systems should know quickly and recognize this slick sales tactic when he’s getting the royally screwed to the deck with big 15” SS screws at this bait shop, welding supply companies or SCUBA Dive shops. The fisherman should know how many PSI O2 is a FULL CYLINDER FILL for his portable O2 cylinder, full is always 2200 PSI and nothing less. The filling pressure PSI is stamped in the metal on the shoulder of all aluminum and steel O2 cylinders in plain sight for you and the employee refilling you cylinder to see. Charging full fill price for short filled cylinders is intentional, never accidental!
Always trust and be sure you verify you O2 cylinder is “full fill” with employee that actually refills your O2 cylinder. Always attach your O2 regulator to your cylinder valve, turn on the cylinder valve and see for yourself what your regulator pressure gage reads PSI. A “full fill” gage pressure is 2200 PSI.
Verification and confirmation your cylinder is “full filled” is totally the fisherman’s responsibility… Short fills are especially common at bait and tackle shops. The bait shop work ethic and attitude is simple, “catch me if you can and you can only catch me if you know how to recognize “SHORT FILLS” using your oxygen regulator gage.
Most fishermen often pay “full fill” prices for “short filled” O2 cylinders is very common: “Short fills” are 1200 PSI – 2150 PSI is “short filled.” Filling PSI is stamped on the shoulder of every oxygen cylinder and may be safely fill with 10% additional PSI.
What is the maximum filling capacity of your particular size aluminum or steel O2 cylinder?
Look on the shoulder of your O2 cylinder, you will cee many numbers meaning different things. If the pressure stamped on the shoulder is 2016 (with a +sign after 2016), a full Fill is 2016 + 10% or 2200 PSI. If the operating pressure stamped on the shoulder of your O2 cylinder is 2200 with (no + sign after 2200), your particular O2 cylinder’s maximum filling pressure is 2200 PSI. Clearly 1500 PSI is a serious (SHORT FILL) DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HOURS AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT BAIT OR FISH.
FISHING OXYGEN-INJECTION SYSTEM SAFETY USING 100% PURE COMPRESSED OXYGEN
VISIT: “RULES OF THE OXYGEN ROAD”
OXYGEN FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY– 24% OXYGEN CONCENTRATION IS “OXYGEN-RICH” AND “OXYGEN-ENRICHMENT
BUYER BEWARE OF ANY AND All SELLERS, PROVIDERS THAT PROVIDE NO WRITTEN OXYGEN FIRE PREVENTION SAFETY RULES, NO WRITTEN OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS AND NO WARRANTY INFORMATION TO CUSTOMERS AT PURCHASE OR ESPECIALLY UPON YOUR DIRECT REQUEST FOR WRITTEN SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL HIGH PRESSURE O2 SYSTEM COMPONENTS YOU HAVE PURCHASED: O2 TUBING, DIFFUSERS, O2 CYLINDER BRACKETS, ETC.
Anytime you are considering buying, installing or building a DIY fishing O2 system or using any livewell equipment that is capable of producing and delivering pure 100% oxygen gas into any bait tank/livewell creating “oxygen-enrichment” or capable of producing “oxygen-rich” environments – 24% Oxygen Concentrations (T-H Marine Oxygenators); learn, know, understand and always practice oxygen gas and equipment fire safety and most importantly, how to extinguish an oxygen-enriched fire, fire prevention “Rules of the Oxygen Road.”
There are many more oxygen safety rules than “NO SMOKING – OXYGEN IS IN USE” and “DO NOT USE OIL OR ANY PETROLIUM PRODUCTS ON OR AROUND OXYGEN EQUIPMENT OR WITH OXYGEN GAS… FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.
VISIT: BAIT, FISH, OXYGEN SAFETY RULES – https://www.oxyedge-chum.com/oxygen-safety/
Always ask the seller (company or individual) you buy O2 equipment from to provide their written oxygen fire safety rules, Operating Instructions and Product Warranty for the brand or type livewell oxygen equipment you are buying; O2 systems, O2 components for a DIY homemade O2 system. It is extremely important that the seller of O2 systems and or O2 system components provides you written (not just verbal) Oxygen fire safety rules/information, etc.
BEWARE OF ANY and ALL SELLER AND THE O2 PRODUCT THEY ARE SELLING IF THEY PROVIDED NO WRITTED O2 FIRE SAFETY RULES TO YOU UPON YOUR DIRECT REQUEST!
KEEP-A-LIVE OXYGEN INFUSER, FISH-FLO2 OXYGEN INFUSION SYSTEMS AND O2GO FISHING OXYGEN SYSTEMS
May 19, 2021 THESE COMPANIES ARE ALL OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF TOUCH and OUT OF BUSINESS
November 20, 2021 THESE COMPANIES ARE ALL STILL OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF TOUCH and ALL STILL OUT OF BUSINESS.
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH KEEP-A-LIVE, FISH-FLO2 AND O2GO OR ANY OTHER FISHING/BAIT OXYGEN SYSTEMS, O2 REGULATORS AND DIFFUSERS FAILING? CALL US, We keep oxygen-injection systems, O2 regulators, O2 Cylinders and other OXYGEN SYSTEM components IN STOCK. This is our business FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS.
MANY AGGRAVATED FISHERMEN CURRENTLY HAVE SERIOUS WARRANTY AND COMPONENT AQUISITION PROBLEMS WITH KEEPALIVE, O2GO, FISH-FLO2 AND HOMEMADE FISHING OXYGEN SYSTEMS FOR YEARS AND MONTHS TO DATE. THESE COMPANIES WILL NOT ANSWER THEIR PHONE, RETURN YOUR CALLS OR EVEN TALK TO YOU?
DON’T FEEL BAD BECAUSE ALL THESE KEEP-A-LIVE LIVE DISTRIBUTORS; AMAZON, BASS PRO SHOPS, CABELA’S, WALMART, CAPT. MACK’S, BOTTOM DWELLERS TACKLE AND MANY OTHERS ARE ALL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH KEEP-A-LIVE AND THESE OTHER COMPANIES TOO.
KEEPALIVE LIVE NO LONGER SELLS OXYGEN REGULATORS AND OTHER OXYGEN SYSTEM COMPONENTS. THEY ARE OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF PRODUCT AND SO ARE ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES THAT DISTRIBUTED THEIR OXYGEN SYSTEMS.
TOU PROBABLY KNOW BY NOW THAT KEEPALIVE LIVE WILL NOT ANSWER THEIR PHONE, RETURN YOUR PHONE CALLS, TAKE YOUR ORDERS OR RESOLVE ANY WARRANTY ISSUES YOU HAVE WITHTHEIR OXYGEN EQUIPMENTWHEN IT FAILS WITHIN THEIR PRODUCT WARRANTY PEROID. THE WARRANTY ALL TALK AND TOTALLY NO GOOD.
IF YOU WANT EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE AND NEED THE BEST LIVEWELL OXYGEN-INJECTION SYSTEM ON THE MARKET – CALL THE OXYGEN EDGE™ NOW, TODAY- (409) 267-6458
ALUMINUM BODY OXYGEN REGULATORS
OUR GENERIC ALUMINUM OXYGEN REGULATORS CONTAIN NO ZINC INTERNAL PARTS OR ZINC ALLOY
MOST CHINA MADE ALUMINUM OXYGEN REGULATORS DO CONTAIN INTERNAL ZINC COMPONENTS BECAUSE ZINC IS VERY INEXPENSIVE.
ZINC IS A SACRIFICIAL METAL DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY GALVANIC CORROSION.
Aluminum, Click-Style, Adjustable Dose, Oxygen Regulator Failures caused by Galvanic Corrosion
WHITE POWDER OXIDATION EXTERNALLY/INTERNALLY, MALFUNCTION AND CATASTROPIC REGULATOR FAILURE IS PREDICTABLE POST EXPOSURE TO MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, SALTY WATER AND SALTY AIR; ESPECIALLY WHEN ANY INTERNAL REGULATOR COMPONENTS ARE MADE WITH ZINC OR ZINC ALLOY
Learn about the metallurgy science: Why aluminum body, adjustable dose, click-style oxygen regulators with zinc internal parts malfunction and fail when used in Marine (salty) environments: https://www.oxyedge-chum.com/why-some-oxygen-systems-fail/aluminum-fishing-oxygen-regulator-failure-galvanic-corrosion
Visit: Fishing Oxygen Regulators Commercial Marine Grade and Non Marine-Grade https://www.oxyedge-chum.com/homemade-oxygen-systems/medical-oxygen-regulators/
Special care procedures must be taken when using these regulators in Marine (salty) environments to reduce the negative effects of Galvanic Corrosion.
Contact the Oxygen Edge™ for information about anti-corrosive aerosols that are safe to use on high pressure oxygen equipment used in marine environments.