Cylinders are intended for storage and supply of propane-butane mixture to the burners.
When manufacturing air balloons SPE «RUSBAL» uses own-manufactured aluminum cylinders АТ104.500 of 50 l capacity.
While operating the air balloon either CB2900 cylinders by «Cameron Balloons» or VA50 cylinders by «Schroeder Fire Balloons» can be also installed aboard.
|Manufacturer||Model||Material||Empty cylinder mass (kg)||Capacityь (l)|
|SPE «RUSBAL»||AT104.500||Aluminum-magnesium alloy||13,0||50|
|Schroeder fire balloons GmbH||VA 50||Stainless steel||14,5||50|
|Cameron Balloons||CB2900||Stainless steel||20||45|
On the top of the cylinder there is a shut-off valve with an internal dip tube, connected to its lower part, taking the liquid gas from the bottom of the cylinder
There is a cover on the cylinder required for protecting the cylinder from fast cooling when climbing to a high altitude and from possible impacts during transporting.
The following parts are installed on the cylinder its top:
- a valve with a connector;
- a nipple, used for fuel quantity control of the cylinder;
- a pressure relief valve to protect from excessive internal pressure;
- a fuel quantity indicator (not installed on АТ104.500.00 cylinders), the indication appears when the fuel level drops below 30%.