|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Failure Analysis: Industry Specific Failures
||Failure Analysis of a Corroded SCUBA Tank
||Dana J. Medlin, Jacob D. Fuerst
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Dana J. Medlin
Two teenagers died during their first open water scuba diving experience and the compressed air tanks were submitted for inspection to determine if corrosion inside one of the tanks contributed to their deaths. The evaluation consisted of visual inspection, corrosion depth measurements, microbial identification, residual tank air analysis, and microstructural characterization of the tank cylinders. It was determined that the microbial growth found in one of the gas cylinders did not contribute to the tragic event.