Talk:Oxygen tank

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History needed[edit]

OK, somebody needs to realize the tanks are used for more than diving... Some more history would be welcome. Trekphiler 04:58, 8 December 2005 (UTC)

List of types[edit]

Also, a listing of types, sizes and capacities would be handy. How much does a medical oxygen A tank hold? D tank? E tank? dafydd 00:01, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

in spacecraft ? the tank would be at least DD. Mion 01:32, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


The item shown in the photo accompanying the article is a gas cylinder, not a "tank". A tank is a vessel used for storing liquids such as water and crude oil at ambient pressure, open to the atmosphere, and often having no top on it. — QuicksilverT @ 23:35, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

You would think so, wouldn't you? However, common (ab)use over many years of the term "tank" to mean a compressed gas cylinder has led to the situation where we can no longer sensibly insist on the original meaning. FWIW "diving tank" gives about 292,000 Google hits, not one of which fits your definition. Cheers, --RexxS (talk) 01:41, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Request for images from feedback[edit]

There have been requests for images through feedback. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 09:12, 12 February 2013 (UTC)


I suggest merging "bottled oxygen" into "oxygen tank". My understanding is that it is difficult to have a complete encyclopedia article about one without mentioning the other, and the difference between the terms can be covered in a sentence or two in the merged article. --DavidCary (talk) 02:08, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

Merge and redirect seems appropriate. • • • Peter (Southwood) (talk): 02:20, 14 May 2016 (UTC)