Faber LP85 Cylinder w/Boot, Hot Dip Galvanized

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Faber Low Pressure Steel LP-85 steel SCUBA cylinder in hot-dipped galvanized finish with boot and choice of DGX valve.

Prices for this cylinder does NOT include free shipping.

Questions? Cylinder FAQ and Valve FAQ

Faber LP85 Cylinder w/Boot, Hot Dip Galvanized

Valve Type Options
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  • The LP85 is our DGX #1 suggested cylinder size; perfect for single, double or sidemount use
  • Durable unpainted hot-dipped galvanized finish
  • Phosphatized corrosion resistant internal surface
  • Nitrox Ready tank and valve with VIP decal
  • Choice of valve style, assembled and ready-to-fill (contiguous US ground shipping only)

The Faber LP-Series SCUBA Cylinders are manufactured using deep-drawn chrome molybdenum steel resulting in a light weight cylinder with excellent buoyancy characteristics. Manufactured in Italy by Faber, these 2640 PSI service pressure (2400 + 10%) cylinders are imported for the North American market in an unpainted hot-dipped galvanized finish. Hot-dip galvanizing offers excellent durability and corrosion protection for steel scuba tanks. The hot-dipped galvanized finish is heavy duty "industrial grade", with minor cosmetic imperfections that in no way impacts their durability or function. The inside of Faber cylinders also feature a unique phosphatized hardening treatment to create a corrosion resistant internal surface.

Dive Gear Express ships your Nitrox Ready cylinder with the valve installed (contiguous US ground shipping only). Unless you select no valve, the valve included in our price is a very high quality DGX Premium Pro Valve in your choice of design, plus a DIN/K insert to make the valve suitable for use with both DIN or Yoke regulator fittings. The cylinders ordered with valves have a current month Nitrox Ready decal. The Dive Gear Express price also includes a vinyl tank boot.

Our "DGX Complete" Setup Includes:

  • Nitrox Ready Faber LP Hot Dip Galvanized Cylinder w/Boot
  • DGX Premium Pro Valve in choice of design and configuration
  • DIN/K Insert for use with Yoke regulator fittings
  • Spare O-ring for valve face
  • Valve Protector Cap
  • Current Nitrox Ready Decal †

† Our shop evidence of inspection 3" X 6" dated decal (aka "VIP sticker") states "this cylinder and valve are suitable for service with compressed gases containing greater than 23.5% oxygen." That means the cylinder and valve, prior to initial use, are oxygen clean and oxygen compatible. If you plan to use this cylinder with gases containing more than 40% oxygen then the upgrade to our DGX Premium Oxygen Valve is suggested. The standard DGX valves included with this cylinder package include 5250 psi pressure relief devices (aka "burst disks") suitable for service pressures up to 3500 psi. If you would prefer a different pressure rating please make a note in the Special Instructions dialog box at checkout. If you select the No Valve / No VIP option, then the VIP decal and dust cap is NOT included.

Questions? Cylinder FAQ and Valve FAQ

Many years ago the first US importer of Faber low pressure 2640 pdi steel cylinders did some specious math for the marketing descriptions of their capacities. The 85 ft3(?) description has followed this 13 liter water capacity cylinder through the years and it is still referred to in the US as the "LP-85" because the name has become synonymous with it's excellent buoyancy characteristics and in-water trim. Even though the LP-85 true capacity is 82.5 ft3, that is still much better than the 77 ft3 of a standard aluminum "AL-80". The cylinders were notorious for being overfilled by technical divers because of how they were marketed by the importer, who claimed their service life was 10,000 hydrostatic tests at 4000 psi. (North Florida cave country divers called their overfill a "dry hydro".) The practice became so widespread that Faber eventually started stamping the US import version "DO NOT OVER PRESSURIZE".

More Information
Brand Faber
Weight 39.000000

Customer Reviews

Steel Specialty Cylinders by Faber

Features of All Steel Cylinders by Faber

  • Hot zinc spray galvanized w/epoxy paint OR Hot dipped external galvanization
  • LP Series have U.S. DOT-3AA and Canadian TC-3AAM markings
  • FX Series have U.S. DOT-SP13488 and Canadian TC-SU7694 markings
  • 0.750-14 NPSM (3/4 NPS) threaded neck opening
  • Cylinder and valve are Nitrox Ready

How to Select a SCUBA Tank

Our factual but easy-to-read article helps you make this big decision by giving you information on:

  • Aluminum tanks versus steel tanks
  • Low-pressure tanks versus high-pressure tanks
  • Tank paints, coatings, and finishes
  • Tank dimensions and capacity recommendations

For details read How to Select a SCUBA Tank.

SCUBA Tanks must be hydrostatically tested every five years (60 months). We always ship Faber cylinders with a current hydro test date. Due to manufacturing and import cycles, the popular sizes of Faber cylinders typically have a factory hydro date less than 12 months old. However less popular sizes of Faber cylinders may have a factory hydro date up to 24 months old as these are manufactured and imported less frequently.

Our cylinders and valves are Imperial 3/4 NPS neck threads, NOT Metric M25 neck threads, and the valves have overpressure relief devices. The cylinders have US DOT and Canadian CTC markings suitable for use only in North America. Our cylinders and valves are NOT CE approved and NOT suitable for use in the European Union. Cylinders are NOT marked appropriately for use in Australia and New Zealand.

Steel Specialty Cylinders by Faber

Cylinder Pressure
(psi @ 70°F)
True Air †
Capacity (ft3)
Height *
Weight *
Buoyancy **
Full : Empty (pounds)
FX-15 (Faber 2L) 3442 ≈ 15.7 14.17 3.94 6.6 -2.42  :  -1.21
FX-23 (Faber 3L) 3442 ≈ 23.5 19.50 3.94 8.6 -2.64  :  -0.66
LP-27 (Faber 4L) 2640 ≈ 25.0 14.43 5.46 11.7 -2.95  :  -1.07
LP-50 (Faber 7.8L) 2640 ≈ 48.7 25.2 5.51 18.9 -2.43  :  1.24
LP-85 (Faber 13) 2640 ≈ 81.1 25.98 7.01 31.2 -3.80  :   2.32
* Height and weight is for cylinder only, i.e. less valve.
** Buoyancy is for cylinder and valve in seawater.
Specifications are NOMINAL and supplied by Kaplan Industries as of 2018.

†  Visit Calculating SCUBA Cylinder Free Gas Capacities for more information about True Capacity values.