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To the best of my knowledge carbon fibre tanks require testing every 5 years (here in UK), Mike.

They have an overall life of 15 years (so, 3 tests) – they are not used by Divers of course – maybe their lightweight construction is the reason for that lifespan.  Most Dive shops are just as ‘interested’ in the tanks’ valve gear as the tank wall condition (when testing).

That is my understanding of the UK situation.