Cylinder Testing

Southern Cylinder Services are I.D.E.S.T accredited center no 2B

Every high pressure cylinder over 1 litre in size needs some kind of periodic test. If it is a cylinder for S.C.U.B.A use, this test is every 2.5 years. This test will be either a hydrostatic test or a visual inspection (depending on when the last test was carried out and what type of test it had). If it is a dedicated surface cylinder (i.e. it CANNOT go under water) this period is every 5 years and it will always be a hydrostatic test. If the cylinders are static (as per large bank cylinders), this test is every 10 years and once again will need be a hydrostatic test.

We can test all types of high pressure cylinders both for surface use and underwater use.
The types of cylinders that we can test are:

Steel
Aluminium
Composite
Large bank type cylinders

We can carry out all procedures regarding cylinder testing such as:

5 Year Hydrostatic Test
2.5 year intermediate visual inspection
Non-destructive Visual Plus Test (for older aluminium cylinder)
Oxygen cleaning (For 100% Oxygen fills or Enriched air)
Internal and external shot blasting
Re-painting
Twinset assembly

If you are not sure about the type of test that your cylinder requires, please give us a call,
that is why we are here and always happy to give advice and help, after all, that is why we are here.

 


 

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