It is a requirement of Standards Australia that scuba cylinders be visually inspected and undergo a hydrostatic test every twelve months, this way the integrity of your dive cylinder can be maintained.
All cylinders for use in storage or filling of breathing air come under a particular Australian Standard and as such should be tested to the applicable standard, i.e., AS 2030.1-1989. This standard specifies requirements for the approval, filling, handling, inspection, testing, storage, inspection, maintenance and transportation of refillable gas cylinders.
When you present your cylinder for filling, it will have to pass all requirements before it can be accepted for refilling including proper labelling for the gas to be used, such as NITROX.
We visually inspect & hydro test for both the diving industry and members of the public with privately owned cylinders. Additionally we can prepare your cylinder for Nitrox, Oxygen or Trimix use.
How long does it take ?
We prefer not to rush the inspection and cleaning of your cylinder. We suggest that you allow 5 working days and whilst we will always endevour to have it done as quickly as possible, this means that you allow time for any work we need to do on it.
How much does it cost ?
A standard hydrostatic test and refill with hyper filtered clean air is $55. Additional costs apply for nitrox cleaning, stickers, twinset disassembly and reassembly, derusting and any unexpected costs. We’ll keep you fully informed should your tank need work and keep you advised before any costs are incurred.
Short on time ?
Why not courier the tank to us and we can courier it back to you ! Most couriers are happy to take cylinders with a label affixed to the tank neck. You should check with your courier company as to any pre-requisites for shipment, such as emptying the tank before sending. Be sure to affix labels so we have your contact details and can contact you.
Think your tank is fine ?
This photo is the before and after of a steel faber tank that is under 12 months old in for a normal hydro that is only used for diving a weekends by a private owner who fills from normal air compressors. The valve had to completely serviced as the O rings had delaminated. Rust had formed within and made the tank not suitable to pass an inspection. We treated the cylinder, removed the rust and with the valve serviced – it’s back on duty ready for the next dive. Just because you can’t see the damage caused by rust doesn’t mean it isn’t there. An annual visual inspection and hydro test can prolong the life of your tank.
Contact us for further details and we’ll be sure to get your cylinders back to you quickly and ready for your next dive.