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Old 03-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So does anyone know why we have to do a 5 year hydro test?
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Other that, I think because of federal regulations. Think about it: the constant expansion and contraction, abuse, and possible misuse. Couple that with a metric butt load of potential energy stored up in one of those, and the fact that they afe placed right next to vital bits that either keep you alive or control motor function in your limbs.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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All pressure cylinders of any type require periodic Hydrostatic testing (schedules are based on vessel type) in order to verify that it can still hold the working pressures without failure. A failure at pressure of 3K plus is quite catastrophic.

This is done to prevent issues with failure due to damage and or micro fissures in the threading and bodies of aluminum cylinders, corrosion in Steel cylinders and also delamination in fibre wrapped cylinders. This does not cover all reasons, but references to major reasons.

Everything, from the lowly fire extinguisher (195psi) to HP bulk tanks of varying gasses has to meet a specific set of safety requirements as mandated by federal requirements and guidelines (pretty much following worldwide standards).

It is done so Joe Blow doesn't kill himself with the small bomb attached to his marker by making sure it will actually hold said pressures ... the requirements also predate any HPA PB tank by several decades so don't feel so singles out. CO2 tanks also require the same 5yr hydrostatic test as they are pressure vessels.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:21 PM   #9 (permalink)
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pretty much.

they are to make sure your tank is still safe and won't kill you. 3000psi is a lot of pressure.

good fields and stores will even refuse to fill your tank.

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