Island Equipment Company is the only facility authorized
by the USDOT for hydrostatic testing in the region. We provide a complete
cylinder requalification and maintenance process in compliance with the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
testing, sandblasting , cleaning, and painting of compressed gas cylinders.
For hydrostatic testing, we are using the state of the art computerized
and automated Galiso Recortest Open. It
is a procedure to test the integrity of a cylinder following the parameters
that were set forth by the US DOT. Pressurized cylinders have explosive
potential. Testing frequency depends upon the specification of the
cylinders, it could be every 5 years and some are 3 years period.
# C789 is the Requalifier Identification Number(RIN) that
was issued by the US DOT.
In order to maintain the integrity of the test equipment and technicians,
the US DOT conducts a quintennial audit and issuance of certificate to operate
depends on the result of the audit. Cleaning of the cylinders have
to meet the requirement of the Compressed Gas Association (CGA). Cleaning
includes removal of oil and dirt that have accumulated in the internal and
exterior surface of the cylinders. Sandblasting or shotblasting is
a process to strip the paint so a visual inspection can be carried
out in preparation for painting. Interior cleaning is accomplished
by using approved degreaser and tumbling media that can remove corrosion,
dirt and oil and hot washed and dried by hot air.
Our hydrostatic testing technicians have been trained at
the Galiso factory headquarter in Montrose , Colorado . In addition,
for our visual inspection, we have on hand the new Visual
Plus / Eddy Current Tets Equipment. Luxfer ( Scuba cylinders
manufacturer) has issued new ruling on 7/17/00 for inspection of Luxfer
Aluminum Scuba Cylinders. Luxfer mandates the use Eddy
Current Testing and further list Visual Eddy
as an approved unit. Therefore with Island Equipment
Company your Scuba cylinders are in the hands of the professionals.