Air tank testing info needed.

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    ronmcc4
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    I checked the purchase date of my Joe Brancato Great White and Guppy tanks and its time to get them tested. Every 5 years – right?  So – how do I go about getting that done? Who does it? Guidance is appreciated.

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    JohnL57
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    Try googling 'hydrostatic testing near me' and see what pops up. Our local guy retired a couple years ago-I'll have to find someone new myself in a year or two. I would bring in my scuba tanks and pick them up a couple hours later. He would charge $40 for a scuba tank and it would include a fill.

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    vinny
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    My local shop does it they service fire equip. And also a dive shop here does as well.  If you have one of those type shops in your area they may do it for you. Hope that helped 

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    ImpactX
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    Any dive shop or paintball shop and anywhere they deal with hpa should be able to hydro test it or give you info where to go.

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    ronmcc4
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    Thanks – that's a good place to start looking.

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    lenweber2
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    If you go to or ship to a hydro test facility, should be cheaper than going through adive or paintball shop. I have never seen  a dive or paintball shop with hydro test facility. 

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    Joer
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    I was lucky to find a fire equipment dealer near me that does the testing.  Dive shops probably don't do the testing because the equipment is quite expensive.  The guy that did my tank said he just had to replace his equipment and the cost was around $18K from what I remember. 

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    nugria
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    Hi,

    Folks that do hydro testing are permitted by the DOT.  If you go to the PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) website and look under cylinder requalifiers, you can get a list of folks that are licensed to hydro pressure tanks.

    https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/rinlocator

    I was fortunate that the dive shop I use performs the hydro testing also (and is listed on the PHMSA site).  Very, very reasonable price for a visual, hydro, and fill with 2 day service.

    IIRC, carbon fiber composite tanks hydro every 5 years (15 year life), fiberglass composite tanks hydro every 3 years, Aluminum hydro every 5 years (and last forever if not made from an evil alloy).

    Enjoy,

    Nugria

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    W4c
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    I getting my hydro at https://pyebarkerfire.com

    Assuming you in middle TN

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    ronmcc4
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    Thanks W4c. I sent them an email to find out the cost and procedure for when its safe to go to the Nashville area.  I’m not in a big hurry about this but I do want to get it done before too long.

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    nugria

    Hi,

    Folks that do hydro testing are permitted by the DOT.  If you go to the PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) website and look under cylinder requalifiers, you can get a list of folks that are licensed to hydro pressure tanks.

    https://portal.phmsa.dot.gov/rinlocator

    I was fortunate that the dive shop I use performs the hydro testing also (and is listed on the PHMSA site).  Very, very reasonable price for a visual, hydro, and fill with 2 day service.

    IIRC, carbon fiber composite tanks hydro every 5 years (15 year life), fiberglass composite tanks hydro every 3 years, Aluminum hydro every 5 years (and last forever if not made from an evil alloy).

    Enjoy,

    Nugria

    Thanks!  That website helped me find several places within a reasonable drive for me.  I’ll be contacting them.

     

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