As with all servicing the cost varies depending on what parts are required.
For a regulator service we charge plus GST for labour plus the cost of parts.
Inspections will also identify suspect cylinders before they fail.
The inspection includes checking the outside of the cylinder for corrosion, dents, cuts and bulges.
It is a legal requirement to have your Scuba Cylinder either hydrostatically pressure tested or visually inspected every year.
To check if it is in date find the most recent date stamped on the top of the cylinder.
A permanent increase in volume above the tolerated level means the cylinder fails the test and must be permanently removed from service.
An inspection may include external and internal inspection for damage, corrosion, and correct colour and markings.
If it’s missing or greater than one year a visual inspection is required before filling. It’s a good idea to make a note of these dates in a diary as it is illegal for filling stations to fill out of date cylinders (which can be very inconvenient sometimes).this is done every year and is due 12 months after the stamped Hydrostatic test date and is marked using a plastic tag (pictures 4&5).It can be left longer but the test dates are based on the Hydrostatic stamped date.We are also testers for dive cylinders (SCUBA) which require yearly inspection.As well as Self contained breathing aparatus (SCBA) which are 3 year intervals for hoopwrapped / full composite cylinders and 5 years for steel cylinders Testing of your cylinder is generally completed over one to three days, depending on prior workload. For LPG bottles they will need testing if it is more than 10 years since their last test date (Pictures 1&2) .