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Gungho Paul
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« on: August 17, 2007, 03:54:16 PM »

Hpa tank bursts into flame

It doesn't happen often, figuring that hundreds of thousands of HPA tanks are filled repeatedly every weekend by players around the globe.
But when it does, watch out!

Jason goes 'bang' and lives to tell the tale Do you ever have that unnerving feeling that something could go wrong as you attach your marker to a high pressure hose and gingerly press down on the gas release lever? Well a few weeks back, if you were Jason Jordaan from team Coastal Legion, then your nerves would have been right. Imagine a flaming ball of compressed air ripping clothes, mask and gloves from your body, burning your hand and arms and knocking you out cold. That's what happened to Jason. Imagine a high presure gas bottle rocketing past your ears. That's what happened to his team mates.

Jason is quite Zen about the whole episode and, although his injuries are keeping him out of the game now, he swears he'll be back on the field come the Bloem SAPPL at the end of September. Despite some significant sleuth work that would put CSI to shame he says he hasn't been able to work out what exactly caused the explosion. He suggests it could have been a number of factors. For one, people often don't know that lubricants and high pressure just don't go together: oils on the nipple of the gas station can ignite under high pressure, dirt or a splinter of metal could also be a potentially lethal combination when you throw in high pressure air.

Jason says he will make the full extent of his investigations available in the interests of safety in our sport. In the mean time the lessons are clear: Check the gas nipple for abrassions, dirt or oil before filling. Never service your high pressure system unless you know what you are doing. Never introduce lubricants into your high pressure system unless they are made for that particular application. Make sure your bottle is tested as per legal requirement. If you take a hard dive into the dirt then take the time to take off your bottle cover and check for cracks or tears. Remember: Safety first!

As for the lessons in life, learn from Jason: when the going gets tough the tough get going!



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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 06:10:34 AM »

One scary story  Undecided

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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008, 02:41:43 PM »

WOW!!! so scary for NOOB like me la.. Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008, 06:18:47 PM »

the story is not to scare ppl of but as reminder to never neglect safety procedures when filling up ur tank... it's only nature that ppl tend to forgot these things when they's done it so many times...
just remember when air is compressed, fom low to high pressure, the texxxrature also goes up & may pass whatever lube/oil flash point...
just be extra careful with it EVERYTIME.. no matter how familiar u r with it...

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 04:00:26 AM »

wah Shocked.. if i want to fill my tank i ask my fren... hehehe.. joke...
must be carefull

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008, 09:03:36 AM »

Looks like a known brand most players are using down here............... Huh?
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