Are Your Cylinders Ready for the Season?

 Cylinders Article MayIt is finally here, that long awaited time period for many of us that we have endured with great anticipation! FINALLY….we are getting back into the water! You have done some reading, maybe even reviewed some notes in your log planning to finish some personal objectives at some favorite sites this year.

You have checked and double checked your rig…but are your cylinders ready?

Here is a simple to follow, yet thorough check list to apply and save as a future reference!

Cylinder Preparation Check List

  • Start with primary cylinders and include manifold doubles and sidemount cylinders
    • Are they O2 cleaned for the year?
    • When is hydro due and should they be: hydrod, O2 cleaned and VIP at one time to save money?
    • Are all the valves turning easy, especially the isolation valve (for manifold doubles)?
    • Are the bands on your doubles tight and free of rust?
    • Are they labeled properly and are the labels still easy to read?
      • Custom mix
      • Nitrox
    • For DIN vales with yoke adapters, remove insert and inspect O-Ring
  • How does the mounting hardware look on your stage or sidemount cylinders?
    • Are the clips moving freely and closing properly?
    • Is the mounting hardware and lines in good shape and not chafed?
    • Are they O2 cleaned for the year?
    • When is hydro due and should they be: hydrod, O2 cleaned and VIP at one time to save money (  Reminder, don’t forget the same applies to your stage bottles)
    • For stage bottles, are they labeled properly and are the labels still easy to read?
      • Oxygen
      • Percentage of oxygen
    • For DIN vales with yoke adapters, remove insert and inspect O-Ring
  • Finally drysuit inflation system
    • Is the VIP and hydro in date
    • Is the mounting hardware still in good working order
    • If using argon, is the “none breathing gas” label still obvious and readable?

 

Your local TDI facility is standing by to assist you with all of your Tech needs, so don’t put it off any longer! Get your cylinders ready and go make a splash! Visit https://www.tdisdi.com to find the facility near you!

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