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About Faber High Pressure Steel Tank

If you are not using steel cylinders, try to use one and you will soon realize what you have been missing. Faber can offer you the most comprehensive range of cylinders for scuba diving. Every year Faber produce and sell around the world 100.000 cylinders for scuba diving (out of 600.000 in totals). No other manufacturer in the world can match their capabilities and the breadth of their range. Faber Tanks and valves are nitrox ready.

Cylinders come equipped with a DIN/K type valve that easily converts back and forth depending on the type of first stage regulator to be used in conjunction with the cylinder increasing the versatility of the tank. The White Tanks are equipped with Faber's Valve and the Metal Grey Tanks come equipped with the XS Scuba Pro Valve. Steel cylinders are heavier then the same capacity aluminum cylinder. This characteristic has many advantages. The heavier construction allows the diver to remove lead weight from their weight belt or integrated weight system of the BCD, allowing the diver to better distribute weight by moving it to the rear of the BCD a great advantage when wearing a back inflation style (Wing) BCD.

Aluminum cylinders, as we breathe the weight of air from them, create positive buoyancy at or near the end of a dive. The steel cylinder with its negative buoyancy throughout the dive allows you to shed the excess lead that is required to keep you properly trimmed while you dive an aluminum cylinder. Faber HP cylinders have a round bottom and come equipped with a cylinder boot.

The Faber cylinders are 3442psi (237 bar) working pressure cylinders, negatively buoyant from -2.42lbs to -9.41lbs (-1.1kg to 4.3kg) when full and are negatively buoyant from -1.2lbs to 2.35lbs (-0.54kg to 1.1kg) when empty. Cylinders are made from triple protected zinc sprayed and epoxy and polyurethane painted deep drawn chromium molybdenum steel. The 15 and 23 cubic foot cylinders do not have an available tank boot and the 40 cubic foot tank boot is not included. When shipped the tanks valves will be removed and the tank will require re-inspection before being filled Note: All Faber cylinders meet certificated specifications of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) with DOT-3AA specification and Transport Canada Safety and Security (TC) with TC-3AAM specifications. Cylinders are covered by a 48 month limited warranty.

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The Faber High Pressure Steel Tank is commonly used for Cave Diving, Night Diving, Open Water, Wreck Diving and more. The Faber High Pressure Steel Tank is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Professional among others. The Faber High Pressure Steel Tank is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Faber High Pressure Steel Tank: Easy To Use, Large Capacity, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 48 months.

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Faber High Pressure Steel Tank Features

  • Faber High Pressure Steel Tank with Valve
  • Nitrox Ready Up to 40%
  • 4 Year Limited Warranty
  • Tank: Faber Steel High Pressure
  • Most Widely Sold Cylinder Type
  • Great Buoyancy Characteristics:
    Buoyancy Full: From -2.42lbs to -9.41lbs (-1.1kg to 4.3kg), Size Dependent
    Buoyancy Empty: From -1.2lbs to 2.35lbs (-0.54kg to 1.1kg)
    Buoyancy Better for Back Inflation Style BCD's (Wings)
    Shed the Lead
  • Better Weight Distribution
  • Most Sizes Equipped with Cylinder Boot
  • 3442psi (237 bar) Working Pressure
  • Weight: From 6.6lbs to 46.9lbs (3kg to 21.27kg)
  • Diameter: From: 3.94" to 8.02" (10cm to 20.37cm)
  • Height: From: 14.17" to 29.53" (36cm to 75cm)
  • Construction:
    Deep Drawn Chromium Molybdenum Steel
    Triple Protected Zinc Sprayed
    Epoxy and Polyurethane Painted
    Round Bottom Cylinder
  • Note:
    All Faber Cylinders Meet Certificated Specifications of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) with DOT-3AA
    Meet Specification of the Transport Canada Safety and Security (TC) with TC-3AAM
  • Valve: Convertible K/DIN
  • DIN/K Convertible Valve:
    White Cylinder: Faber DIN/K Convertible Valve
    Metal Grey Cylinder: XS-Scuba Conversable Pro Valve
  • Yoke or DIN
  • Heavy Duty Design
  • Smooth Operating Valve Mechanism
  • High Flow Capacity Valve
  • Chrome Plated Marine Brass

Faber High Pressure Steel Tank Specifications

Cylinder:
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Pressure
3442psi (237 bar)
Diameter
From: 3.94" to 8.02" (10cm to 20.37cm)
Weight
From: 6.6lbs to 46.9lbs (3kg to 21.27kg)
Height
From: 14.17" to 29.53" (36cm to 75cm)
Buoyancy Full
From: -2.42lbs to -9.41lbs (-1.1kg to 4.3kg), Size Dependent
Cylinder Nitrox Ready
Yes
Valves:
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Material
Chromed Brass
Type (Yoke, DIN, Convertible)
Convertible
Valve Nitrox Ready
Yes
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Metal Grey, White
Available in the Following Sizes:
100 CF, 12.9L, 117 CF, 15.0L, 120 CF, 15.3L, 133 CF, 17.0L, 149 CF, 19.0L, 15 CF, 2L (Tank boot not Available), 23 CF, 3L (Tank boot not Available), 40 CF, 5L (Tank boot not included), 80 CF, 10.2L
Weight [with packaging]
23 CF, 3L (Tank boot not Available): 11.95 lb,
15 CF, 2L (Tank boot not Available): 13.6 lb,
40 CF, 5L (Tank boot not included): 20.1 lb,
80 CF, 10.2L: 34.6 lb,
100 CF, 12.9L: 40.75 lb,
117 CF, 15.0L: 45.3 lb,
120 CF, 15.3L: 47.25 lb,
133 CF, 17.0L: 47.5 lb,
149 CF, 19.0L: 52.05 lb
Mfr #
SKU
FBRHP
Blue Steel Faber High Pressure Size Chart
    15 23 40 80 100 117 120 133 149
Fill Pressure  PSI 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442 3442
Capacity

 

Liters 2 3 5 10.2 12.9 15 15.3 17 19
Cubic in. 122 183 305 622 787 915 934 1037 1159
Cubic Ft 15 23 40 80 100 117 120 133 149
Diameter in 3.94 3.94 5.5 7.24 7.24 8.02 7.24 8.02 8.02
Length in 14.17 19.5 17.70 20.87 25.39 24.21 29.33 26.78 29.53
Cylinder weight lbs  6.6 8.6 14.8 28.6

34.3

38.9 39.2 42.7 46.9
Buoyancy (lbs) FULL -2.42 -2.64 -4.51 -8.05 -8.41 -9.12 -8.82 -9.08 -9.41
EMPTY -1.21 -0.66 -1.48 -1.74 -0.59 0.16 0.65 1.45 2.35

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity (18)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Open water (20)
  • Night diving (15)
  • Wreck diving (15)
  • Cave diving (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (16), Professional (5)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (23), Night diving (16), Wreck diving (16), Drift diving (13), Outdoor professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Tanks

Excellent tanks and the white is great for students to be able to see you when vis is bad, our vis in the PNW can be from 2-10ft.

Excellent tanks and the white is great for students to be able to see you when vis is bad, our vis in the PNW can be from 2-10ft.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Go for the worthington steel

Nice tank but the boot that comes with it is the rubber type and will cause rust if left on.

Also the valve was cheap - I recommend you purchase the Worthington...Read complete review

Nice tank but the boot that comes with it is the rubber type and will cause rust if left on.

Also the valve was cheap - I recommend you purchase the Worthington steel tanks instead. I bought one of each. They were cheaper and better valve

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5.0

Great Buy on Steel 100s

By Charlie

from Peoria,AZ

About Me Advanced

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Large Capacity

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Night Diving
    • Open Water
    • Wreck Diving

    Comments about Faber High Pressure Steel Tank:

    Like the valve and connection; is convertible to either type. And really like leaving behind 5 lbs. of lead; this tank design remains negative throughout the dive!

    • Diving Type:
    • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I love these cylinders

    By eddiemack

    from nh

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • hp
    • steel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • all diving

      Comments about Faber High Pressure Steel Tank:

      I ended up buying three of the faber 80s. I like the size, hp, steel. The negative buoyancy characteristics are great. Nitrox ready as well.

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome product

      By Bobby

      from South Florida

      About Me Advanced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Large Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Night Diving
        • Open Water
        • Wreck Diving

        Comments about Faber High Pressure Steel Tank:

        Looked for a while for tanks, I was considering buy used tanks until I found the best price and free shipping. Tanks are great, just what I wanted and like always customer services the best... Thanks

        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love this tank

        By eddiemack

        from NH

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Dinyoke
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Neg Buoyancy
        • Small Size
        • Stores On Boat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Types

          Comments about Faber High Pressure Steel Tank:

          This is the second Faber HP 80 steel I bought. The tanks are great as they are small and lite enough to attach a pony bottle without breaking my back. Stores great on my boat too. Great diving characteristics.

          • Diving Type:
          • Boat diving, Exploration, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great tank

          By hammerhead

          from Port Ludlow, Wa

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Large Capacity

          Cons

          • Valve O-ring Seat

          Best Uses

          • Cave Diving
          • Night Diving
          • Open Water
          • Wreck Diving

          Comments about Faber High Pressure Steel Tank:

          great tank that has negative buoyancy full and also empty.

          The only thing I found was the o-ring seat wasn't deep enough to hold the o-ring when filling the tanks

          • Diving Type:
          • Open Water Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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