Carbon Steel Canisters

What is the required thickness of a carbon steel canister to hold 130 psi of 2 ml liquid propane (120 psi @ 70F)

what is the new required thickness if material is changed to aluminum.

assume the canister is in a cylindrical form.

Thank ahead of time

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Ok, got the results:

For carbon steel thickness shell be 0.1mm which is 0.004"

For the aluminium alloy 6061 it is 0.17mm which is 0.0065"

For 6063 it shell be 0.25mm
Margin of safety in all cases is 1.5, but I would not go for smaller thicknesses.

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