What is the life expectancy of all steel and aluminum cylinders?
Cylinders constructed from aluminum or steel must be tested every 5 years. All composite SCBA cylinders have a maximum service life of 15 years, provided they are hydrostatically re-tested on a regular basis in accordance with DOT regulations.
Should I keep air in my scuba cylinder?
Do not store tanks that are full of air for prolonged periods of time (no more than 3 months. A tank should be stored with just enough pressure (200 psi) to keep moisture out. Remember the higher the tank pressure, the greater the corrosion that may form inside.
How much does it cost to inspect a scuba tank?
Federal Law requires a new hydrostatic test every five years for most SCUBA tanks. AHS will provide this service for $55 per tank and it includes the test, a visual inspection, and an air fill. Hydro with a Nitrox fill is $62. Please note that additional charges may apply if the valve requires cleaning or rebuild.
Which is better DIN or yoke?
A DIN first stage is considerably less bulky than a yoke and is overall more streamlined, with less risk of it snagging on anything. This is advantageous if you ever end up diving in any overhead environments such as wrecks, caverns or caves, which brings us nicely onto our next point…
How often should you service your scuba regulator?
Dive Rite recommends that you service your regulators every 2 years or every 100 hours. Regulators should only be serviced by Certified Dive Rite Regulator Technicians. Use our Dealer Locator to find your local dealer and inquire if they have certified technician on staff.