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10 year test on charging kit?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by zug69, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. zug69

    zug69 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I read earlier about a 10 year test for air bottles. Does anyone have any knowledge on this subject, and would it cover refills at a dive/gun shop.
     
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I know that the carbon fibre bottles have a long life 15 years plus, but I thought depending on the type of fitting to the top of a steel dive bottle it was 3 to 5 years.

    Could be wrong though.

    Andrew
     
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    Your cylinder needs to be tested at specified intervals & get certified before it will be filled. On rare occasions staff don't care, or know you well or whatever & they'll do it anyway, but generally no certification, no fill.
     
  4. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I always thought it was 5 years between hydros for a surface use only cylinder and 2 and a half year visual test after the 5 year for cylinders that "could" be used for diving!
     
  5. zug69

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    Thanks for above, I am aware of the regs on dive cylinders, but it appears,for industrial use,a bottle can be tested for 10 years. I am after information on this not dive bottle regs. I am trying to find out if its,dry air they use, if so massive savings to be had on not necessary dive quality air, and testing.
     
  6. SteveO

    SteveO Top Poster

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    Yes mine has a 10 year test with a 5 yearly visual with Barber Bros.
     
  7. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    So you guys are using industrial air cylinders? What is the difference between one of those and a scuba type cylinder with a surface use only valve then?
     
  8. Clubshot

    Clubshot Clubshot

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    Manufactures have brought out a Air Gun Head - For 300bar - Can not be used in Water - which Only needs a Five year Test

    Where Standard Din / A Clamp are useable in water and need a Test every Two years -

    A dealer might say He offers a Ten year - But will another filling Station fill it up without a Test ?

    As well Accepted there is Not Central Rule and it's down to filling Stations as to what they are willing to fill -

    BOB/R
     
  9. SteveO

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    It's not an dedicated industrial cylinder but was repainted in battleship grey from it's black and white livery to demonstrate that it is now only used for industrial air use.

    What Bob says below is a good point also, whether other stations would be happy to fill it is down to their discretion, I only fill at my testing station so am happy to take his word that the tank and his stamp is good for 10 years.
     

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