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VIDEO - Tom the Spider
VIDEO - Tom the Spider

VIDEO - SPIDER in BURST DISC

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The Force near you: Part 2 of 2
The Force near you: Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2 of this series discusses the actual damage which can be caused by a rupturing cylinder. A cylinder which is not inspected can rupture and cause extensive damage.

The Force near you: Part 1 of 2
The Force near you: Part 1 of 2

People often wonder how much explosive force is contained within a high pressure cylinder. Part one of this series talks about the math used to calculate the explosive force of a cylinder

Cylinder inspections: Truth vs. Fiction
Cylinder inspections: Truth vs. Fiction

There are many training organizations which teach visual inspections of tanks and cylinders. Some organizations bend the truth to push their product or services. Here we have listed some facts from the government regulations.

Inspecting cylinders - beyond the hydro
Inspecting cylinders - beyond the hydro

During a hydrostatic requalification, a cylinder undergoes a visual inspection. Inspectors need to conduct visual inspections before, after and at regular intervals, based on their service use.

Assessing Internal damage of a cylinder
Assessing Internal damage of a cylinder

Assessing internal damage can be difficult. This article gives pointers on how to perform an assessment of internal damage located during the visual inspection process of a cylinder

VIDEO - Cylinder Markings
VIDEO - Cylinder Markings

VIDEO - CYLINDER MARKINGS

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VIDEO - Cylinder Inspections
VIDEO - Cylinder Inspections

VIDEO - CYLINDER INSPECTIONS

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British standards for inspecting cylinders - a rebuttal
British standards for inspecting cylinders - a rebuttal

The U.K. is not happy with the idea of annual visual inspections. While trying to fight an annual visual inspection regulation, they used the U.S. SCUBA industry recommendation and provided some misleading information. This article explains some of the reasons for an annual inspection process

Proper Inspection of cylinder threads
Proper Inspection of cylinder threads

During a proper cylinder inspection process, time and care must be used when inspecting the threads. The threads are difficult to inspect due to size and angle, and the inspector must understand what they are looking for. Without proper training an inspector can mistake a machine mark as a crack.