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Cylinder tumbling removes oxidation from the inside of your cylinder. Graveyard Diver can tumble your cylinder on-site. This process usually takes a full day, depending on the amount of corrosion that has to be removed. Graveyard Diver tumbles our tanks with ceramic tumbling media along with some Blue Gold industrial cleaner, which is used for Oxygen Cleaning the cylinders and valves.
After the tanks are tumbled, they are cleaned and dried, inspected, and the valves are replaced using a little Christo-lube on the threads and a Viton Tank Neck O-ring.
A Visual Inspection of your scuba cylinder is required for all Scuba cylinders once a year, and must be performed by a qualified and trained technician. Many divers dread the annual VIP, and some neglect it for as long as they can get away with it, but the Visual Inspection Program established by the Scuba industry is a very important safety aspect of your diving. The normal Scuba cylinder filled to 3,000 PSI can explode with enough energy to release the equivalent of 300 grams of TNT. The hand grenade used by the U.S militry releases the energy equivalent of 150 grams of TNT when it explodes. Don't put your life at risk, or worse, the life of the fill station operator, or the lives of the other people on your Scuba charter, over a twenty-dollar process that only takes a day to accomplish. I can inspecty your cylinder, and in most cases, can do it the same day. None of the "drop it off and we'll call you in a few days" (or weeks) stuff.
SCUBA cylinder valves are one of the most neglected piece of scuba equipment we own. Is your valve handle hard to turn? Is your valve stem bent? What is the status of your pressure relief device? Will it blow at the correct over-pressure to prevent your cylinder from expoloding? Or will it blow under-pressure, putting your life at risk during a dive? Valves need service also! Graveyard Diver, as well as the major manufacturers, recommends you have your valve serviced when you drop it off for your 5-year hydrostatic requalification, or more often under if you use it under harsh conditions.
At Graveyard Diver, Inc you get a PSI-PCI trained and certified technician. Don't trust your life-support equipment to anyone else!
Time for your 5-year SCUBA cylinder hydrostatic requalification? Graveyard Diver has you covered. Once your SCUBA cylinder is hydrostatic tested, a visual inspection is done and a Graveyard Diver VIP decal is affixed to your cylinder. Valve rebuild is also recommended at this time. One of the most important parts of your SCUBA safety equipment is your Pressure Relief Device on your valve. These are designed to burst at a pre-determined pressure, preventing your cylinder from exploding. Without regular service by a trained PSI-PCI preofessional, your PRD may burst below or above the correct pressure, possibly causing serious injury to yourself or those around you.
Your dive gear is life support equipment. You depend on your SCUBA dive gear for safe diving, and Graveyard Diver has you covered! Diving gear that is used with gas mixes over 23.5% oxygen needs to be "nitrox cleaned". Graveyard Diver can perform basic oxygen cleaning on all types of SCUBA cylinders. It is recommended that nitrox cylinders be re-cleaned after using non-E quality air, and after each 5-year SCUBA cylinder hydrostatic requalification in order to keep them free of hydrocarbon contaminates.
Graveyard Diver also affers cleaning of cylinders not previously O2 cleaned or cylinders that have been contaminated with Non-E quality air.
During a Visual Inspection, the technician examines the outside of your SCUBA cylinder. This includes removing the tank boot and other accessories. The PSI-PCI cylinder inspector is looking for significant dents, corrosion, bulges, and chips beyond minor marks usually incurred during normal wear and tear. If the outside of your SCUBA cylinder passes visual inspection, the inspector will then remove the valve and inspect the inside of your SCUBA cylinder.
The technician uses special tools and cameras to look inside your cylinder. The technician is checking to ensure the inside of the cylinder is free of water, rust, pitting, cracks, and foreign objects. Next, the technician uses a special tool to magnify the threads on the neck of your tank. He is looking for cracks, damaged or worn threads, or other signs of thread damage that may compromise the strength of your cylinder and cause a catastrophic failure.
Once your cylinder checks out, your tank valve is inspected. Tank O-rings and valve O-rings are replaced, the burst disk is inspected, the dip tube is inspected, and the threads on the valve are inspected and properly lubricated. After the technician inspects the valve and components, he will secure it back onto your tank at the proper torque and apply an updated Visual Inspection sticker.
Your Visual Inspection Decal is valid for up to one year, and reputable dive shops will not fill a scuba cylinder that does not have a valid Visual Inspection decal.
Graveyard Diver conducts the most precise, technically detailed and Federally compliant visual inspection of high pressure cylinders in the industry today. We use the respected and recognized PSI-PCI, Inc. "18 Step Protocol" and insist on accurate assessment of your cylinder to these high standards for both your safety and ours. When a cylinder fails our comprehensive evaluation, you may be certain that a significant potential danger has been identified. We will show you both the problem and the documents that guided our decision.
Since you gotta have a Visual Inspection sticker on your SCUBA cylinder anyway, why settle for some ugly old dive shop sticker? Graveyard Diver has the coolest Visual Inspection sticker in the world. Get yourself one today and show everyone that you dive the Graveyard! Heck, even if your SCUBA cylinder isn't due for a Visual Inspection yet, just having a awesome sticker like this one on your tank is worth the measley twenty bucks!
GRAVEYARD DIVER SCUBA CYLINDER SERVICES
At Graveyard Diver, Inc you get a PSI-PCI trained and certified
technician. Don't trust your life-support equipment to anyone
PSI-PCI.....Don't settle for less!