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.
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
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.
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 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
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
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.