Updated January 15, 2022
Oxygen Equipment Safety Advisories
OUT OF BUSINESS, OUT OF STOCK – Sound Familiar? Many fishermen have searched, called and tried to contact Keep-A-Live, O2GO, Fish-FloO2 and other companies that no longer sell bait oxygen systems and system components: O2 regulators, O2 cylinders and other O2 system components for your livewells and bait tanks.
We keep a large inventory of Oxygen Edge™ Fishing Oxygen-Injection Systems and All O2 System Components IN STOCK.
ADVISO 5 November 2021
DEFECTIVE OXYGEN CYLINDER VALVES – SHERWOOD VALVES AND TEKNO OXYGEN CYLINDER VALVES
The oxygen leak is caused by an 870 CGA valve manufacturing defect.
CAUTION — SERIOUS GAS LEAK / FIRE HAZARD
The Tekno Valve and Sherwood branded 870 CGA oxygen cylinder valves are now manufactured with a rounded edge instead of the radius/chamfered edge that has historically been the industry standard design. The removal of this chamfer affects the proper seating and positive seal when used with the vast majority of oxygen regulators in the U.S. market. The lack of a positive, gas‐tight seal is a serious safety hazard, as it may result in a leak due to the partial sealing on the regulator washers.
What actions are recommended?
1) Conduct an inventory audit, inclusive of cylinders in patient homes, to identify and quarantine all cylinders
with affected valves
2) Immediately discontinue patient use and remove the cylinders from the service
3) Post this notice in all cylinder storage and filling areas
4) Contact your cylinder supplier where you purchased the cylinders for resolution
Many fishermen build homemade bait oxygen systems using used and new medical oxygen cylinders with 870 CGA (Post) valves. These O2 cylinders/cylinder valves are cheap, plentiful and free or maybe a relative was using the O2 cylinder at home and no longer needs supplemental oxygen. Fishermen use commercial grade oxygen in these O2 cylinders for live fish transport.
Please review these alerts. If you have are using oxygen cylinders with 870 CGA oxygen cylinder valves – CONTACT Sherwood and or Tekno immediately. DO NOT USE OXYGEN CYLINDERS WITH THESE DEFECTIVE 870 CGA CYLINDER VALVES.
THERE ARE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH PURE OXYGEN GAS LEAKS – A SERIOUS FIRE HAZARD
Oct 01, 2021 – Press release
Sherwood Oxygen Cylinder Valve Leak Problems 870 CGA Valves
**** Safety Alert #Sher 1021
Use of Pin Index Valves with Non-Conforming Yoke Style Regulators
Sherwood valves Customer Service:
Int’l Phone: +1-724-229-5576
Tekno Oxygen Cylinder Valve alert – Leak problems – FIRE HAZARD
THERE ARE SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH PURE OXYGEN GAS LEAKS – A SERIOUS FIRE HAZARD The oxygen leak problem is a manufacturing defect.
**** SAFETY ALERT
Use of Pin Index Valves (MYC-10C) as per CGA V-1 with Non-standard Yoke Regulators Safety Alert – 01_21-22 – MYC-10C.pdf – Google Drive
Tekno Valves Contact Info: www.teknovalves.com
ADVISO 4 March 2021
ALUMINUM BODY OXYGEN REGULATORS
OUR GENERIC ALUMINUM OXYGEN REGULATORS CONTAIN NO ZINC INTERNAL PARTS OR ZINC ALLOY
MOST ALUMINUM CLICK-STYLE ADJUSTABLE OXYGEN REGULATORS Made in China DO CONTAIN INTERNAL ZINC COMPONENTS BECAUSE ZINC IS VERY INEXPENSIVE.
ZINC IS A SACRIFICIAL METAL DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY GALVANIC CORROSION.
WHITE POWDER OXIDATION EXTERNALLY/INTERNALLY, MALFUNCTION AND CATASTROPIC REGULATOR FAILURE IS PREDICTABLE POST EXPOSURE TO MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, SALTY WATER AND SALTY AIR; ESPECIALLY WHEN ANY INTERNAL REGULATOR COMPONENTS ARE MADE WITH ZINC OR ZINC ALLOY.
Learn about the metallurgy science why aluminum body, adjustable dose, click-style oxygen regulators with zinc internal parts malfunction and fail when used in Marine (salty) environments Environments: https://oxyedge-chum.com/why-some-oxygen-systems-fail/aluminum-fishing-oxygen-regulator-failure-galvanic-corrosion
Visit: Fishing Oxygen Regulators Commercial Marine Grade and Non Marine-Grade https://oxyedge-chum.com/homemade-oxygen-systems/medical-oxygen-regulators/
Special care procedures must be taken when using click style adjustable regulators these regulators in Marine (salty) environments to reduce the negative effects of Galvanic Corrosion.
ADVISO 3 May 2021
KEEP-A-LIVE OXYGEN INFUSER, FISH-FLO2 OXYGEN INFUSION SYSTEMS AND O2GO FISHING OXYGEN SYSTEMS
May 19, 2021 THESE COMPANIES ARE ALL OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF TOUCH and OUT OF BUSINESS
October 13, 2021 THESE COMPANIES ARE ALL STILL OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND, OUT OF TOUCH and OUT OF BUSINESS
IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH KEEP-A-LIVE, FISH-FLO2 AND O2GO OR ANY OTHER FISHING/BAIT OXYGEN SYSTEMS, O2 REGULATORS AND DIFFUSERS FAILING? CALL US, We keep oxygen-injection systems, O2 regulators, O2 Cylinders and other OXYGEN SYSTEM components IN STOCK. This is our business FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS.
MANY AGGRAVATED FISHERMEN ARE CURRENTLY AND HAVE SERIOUS WARRANTY AND COMPONENT AQUISITION PROBLEMS WITH KEEPALIVE, O2GO, FISH-FLO2 AND HOMEMADE FISHING OXYGEN SYSTEMS FOR YEARS AND MONTHS TO DATE. THESE COMPANIES WILL NOT ANSWER THEIR PHONE, RETURN YOUR CALLS OR EVEN TALK TO YOU?
DON’T FEEL BAD BECAUSE ALL THESE KEEP-A-LIVE LIVE DISTRIBUTORS; AMAZON, BASS PRO SHOPS, CABELA’S, WALMART, CAPT. MACK’S, BOTTOM DWELLERS TACKLE AND MANY OTHERS ARE ALL HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS WITH KEEP-A-LIVE AND THESE OTHER COMPANIES TOO.
KEEPALIVE LIVE NO LONGER SELLS OXYGEN REGULATORS AND OTHER OXYGEN SYSTEM COMPONENTS. THEY ARE OUT OF SIGHT AND OUT OF PRODUCT AND SO ARE ALL THE OTHER COMPANIES THAT DISTRIBUTED THEIR OXYGEN SYSTEMS.
YOU PROBABLY KNOW BY NOW THAT KEEPALIVE LIVE WILL NOT ANSWER THEIR PHONE, RETURN YOUR PHONE CALLS, TAKE YOUR ORDERS OR RESOLVE ANY WARRANTY ISSUES YOU HAVE WITHTHEIR OXYGEN EQUIPMENTWHEN IT FAILS WITHIN THEIR PRODUCT WARRANTY PEROID. THE WARRANTY A
ADVISO 2 June 2021
OXYGEN FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY– 24% OXYGEN CONCENTRATION IS “OXYGEN-RICH” AND “OXYGEN-ENRICHMENT
BUYER BEWARE OF ANY AND All SELLERS, PROVIDERS THAT PROVIDE NO WRITTEN OXYGEN FIRE PREVENTION SAFETY RULES, NO WRITTEN OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS AND NO WARRANTY INFORMATION TO CUSTOMERS AT PURCHASE OR ESPECIALLY UPON YOUR DIRECT REQUEST FOR WRITTEN SAFETY RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL HIGH PRESSURE O2 SYSTEM COMPONENTS YOU HAVE PURCHASED: O2 TUBING, DIFFUSERS, O2 CYLINDER BRACKETS, ETC.
Anytime you are considering buying, installing or building a DIY fishing O2 system or using any livewell equipment that is capable of producing and delivering pure 100% oxygen gas into any bait tank/livewell creating “oxygen-enrichment” or capable of producing “oxygen-rich” environments – 24% Oxygen Concentrations (T-H Marine Oxygenators); learn, know, understand and always practice oxygen gas and equipment fire safety. and how to extinguish an oxygen-enriched fire, fire prevention “Rules of the Oxygen Road.”
There are many more oxygen safety rules than “NO SMOKING – OXYGEN IS IN USE” and “DO NOT USE OIL OR ANY PETROLIUM PRODUCTS ON OR AROUND OXYGEN EQUIPMENT OR WITH OXYGEN GAS… FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD.
Always ask the seller (company or individual) you buy O2 equipment from to provide their written oxygen fire safety rules, Operating Instructions and Product Warranty for the brand or type livewell oxygen equipment you are buying; O2 systems, O2 components for a DIY homemade O2 system. It is extremely important that the seller of O2 systems and or O2 system components provides you written (not just verbal) Oxygen fire safety rules/information, etc.
BEWARE OF ANY and ALL SELLER AND THE O2 PRODUCT THEY ARE SELLING IF THEY PROVIDED NO WRITTED O2 FIRE SAFETY RULES TO YOU UPON YOUR DIRECT REQUEST!
ADVISO 1 October 2021
REFILLING YOUR OXYGEN CYLINDER AT BAIT SHOPS, TACKLE SHOPS, DIVE SHOPS, WELDING SUPPLY STORES
Know the maximum filling capacity of your particular size aluminum or steel O2 cylinder?
Know when you are paying full fill pricing for short filled O2 cylinders.
Look on the shoulder of your O2 cylinder, you will see many numbers meaning different things. If the pressure stamped on the shoulder is 2016 (with a +sign after 2016), a full Fill is 2016 + 10% or 2200 PSI. If the operating pressure stamped on the shoulder of your O2 cylinder is 2200 with (no + sign after 2200), your particular O2 cylinder’s maximum filling pressure is 2200 PSI.
Clearly 1500 PSI fills are (SHORT FILL) THAT DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HOURS AVAILABLE TO TRANSPORT BAIT OR FISH.
Most fishermen believe they are buying and actually getting a FULL CYLINDER FILL when their regulator pressure gage reads 1000-1500 PSI. That is a SHORT CYLINDER FILL and sadly, you are probably being charged for and paying for a FULL FILL for short fills. This practice is very common, be aware of this practice every time you buy oxygen to refill you oxygen cylinder. The wise savvy fisherman that uses an oxygen-injection system should know and recognize this slick, shady deal when he’s getting royally screwed to the deck at this bait shop, welding gas supply company or SCUBA Dive shop. The fisherman should know how many PSI O2 is a FULL CYLINDER FILL for his portable O2 cylinder, full is always 2200 PSI and nothing less. The filling pressure PSI is stamped in the metal on the shoulder of all aluminum and steel O2 cylinders in plain sight for you and the employee refilling you cylinder to see. Charging full fill price for short filled cylinders is intentional, never accidental!
Trust and verify the employee that actually refills your O2 cylinder. Always attach your O2 regulator to your cylinder valve, turn on the cylinder valve and see for your regulator pressure gage reading. Your regulator gage should read 2200 PSI when your O2 cylinder is full.
Confirming filling pressure is always the fisherman’s responsibility. Many O2 gas sellers routinely practice “catch me if you can if you know how to recognize SHORT FILLS and you’re being charged for a full fill (2200 PSI).