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BarryW

Thanks, I know that tank failure is very rare. It is easy to get a little complacent with the hp air we use for our hobby. I don't want to be overly cautious if there isn't any need in it 

Very rare is an understatement. There have been ZERO reported tank failures that have resulted in explosive decompression in the past 20 years. The reason dive shops put them in a water tub is to cool them down, and has nothing to do with protection from failure. If it makes you feel better to put them in a steel cage when filling by all means do so. There is just no technical rationale in doing so.  CFFC tanks are a thousand times safer than the gas tank in your car. Do you wear safety glasses and a flak jacket when you fill your car with explosive gasoline?  ;)

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