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Hw100s Cylinder Testing?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Paulypaul, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Paulypaul

    Paulypaul Engaging Member

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    Just wondering if the retest for a cylinder on a HW100 can be done at a local dive centre testing facility or does it have to be done somewhere specific?
    Thanks
     
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    Thanks matey, i did do a search but I missed that one! Does make you think that a lot of it is bureaucracy but on the other hand, someone somewhere decided the safe working life was 10 yrs? Mmmm?
     
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    The cost of a replacement would only be double ish the price of a test if I was close on mine to 10 years I’d consider replacing it
     
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    I was thinking the very same thing, at least I will have peace of mind knowing it wont, or shouldn't fail. It then opens up the debate as to whether to replace it with an OE cylinder or go for something like an A&M or Ratworks?
     
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    Or even buy just a blank Titanium cylinder and re use your ends on it. :)
     
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    Germany use the ADR regulations. We use the transportable Pressure Equipment regs. Both derive from the PED.
    This is a legal obligation for selling on the open market.
    10 years design life is given due to cyclic stresses. Its usually 10 years or so many thousand cycles, Pressurise and de pressurised. Which ever comes first. Usually 10 years.
    There are after market vessels on the market where the manufacturer is not following the regulations and if failure was to occur and injury they will get prosecuted by the HSE for selling non certified goods.
    Any pressure vessel should state all the technical info on them such as serial number, design standard, date of manufacture etc. If not, not legal
    Be careful.
     
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    Thank you for clarifying that. It's one of those things where it doesnt bother anyone until something happens to someone, and then we all start taking a closer look at things, human nature I suppose. However, I don't want to be the person who it happens to, so I ended up buying a Ratworks cylinder. Then sods law, a March 2020 OE cylinder came on the Bay at £70....
     
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    Here is an example from the ADR that Weihrauch demonstrate.
    BSA R10 Bottle vessels are stamped up similar but using a EU relavant standard
    No information then not legal to sell.
    I would ask for a "deceleration of conformity " and a pressure test certificate as part of an order, {batch or single) and if the supplier cannot provide then there is your answer. These are mandatory documents as part of the regulations under PED.
    CE marking is another storey.
     

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