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.
When properly cleaning a cylinder normal TAP water may transfer contamination. Purified water will help ensure that cylinders stay clean during such a process.
Many people do not understand that the pressure reading on the gauge can be affected by adiabatic heating of the molecules within the cylinder. This article discusses that during the filling process the gauge reading will be affected and it can not be accurate until the cylinder temperature reaches rom temperature.
Why is it important to take formalized inspection training? Many people have an idea of what corrosion may look like, or when it becomes a danger. Formal training gives the inspector a baseline and rules to guide a proper inspection process
The U.S. Federal government has a regulation adopted in 2015 that adjusts penalties automatically to match inflation. DOT digest 81-16 takes this rule and applies It to penalties on violating the rules related to high pressure cylinders
a simple description of the rules and regulations governing cylinder visual inspections. When to take the cylinder for inspection. Recommendation versus actual regulations
People have opinions on which is better; Steel or Aluminum cylinders. We put together the positives and negatives of both types of cylinders.