How often do scuba tanks need to be hydro tested?

How much does it cost to hydro test 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.

Does air in scuba tank go bad?

Year old air should be fine as long as the tank does not have water in it to aide the corrosion/rust process which can lower the O2 content of the air.

How long does a hydrostatic test last?

Duration of the test is two hours. Special consideration must also be given when multiple piping products are used.”

Is a hydrostatic test mandatory?

Federal regulations mandate that a pipeline system be hydrostatically tested before initial operation begins. California law mandates that each pipeline system be tested at least every five years by an independent third-party approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM). …

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