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Old 08-08-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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I sent my tanks off for Hydro and it came back that it passed the Hydro but failed the VIP inspection to a weird Gouge right through where my name used to be written and no proof that it was not there before I send it off. i dont think that it happened at the dive shop. just wierd no corrosion on it and very shiny what are you guys think about it
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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first I thought the visual was done first and only if it passed di they hydro it. Need to explain what I sent it off means. DId you drop it off or did someone else drop it off. Odd to say the least.
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:46 PM   #3
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I took it to the dive shop then I believe the hydro guy picks them up and drops them back off
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Gouge on tank is from a chain vise used to pull valve.
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You have seen this kind of mark before breeze
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I would like to think that a reputable Dive shop would have flagged that tank when you dropped it off if it was damaged when you showed up with it.... I would also like to think a reputable Dive shop would throw a flag on the play on your behalf with the Hydro shop..........Who was the Dive shop???
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:15 PM   #7
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At this time I don't want to bring ill will to them I am still trying to get to the bottom of it I will say that this is a very reputable dive shop in the area
But so far getting nothing but a run around and that I must have done it some how just sucks all around but I know it was not there bc it was right through were I wrote my name on it but I would agree I asked if it was looked at before it left and I got I don't knows then I asked the hydro shop if they looked at it before it was tested and I got a I hope it was everyone is pointing a finger but no one has proof it is what makes this tuff
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So this goes out to you experienced inspectors out there I measured out the gouge as .015 deep and 1.24 inches long according to luxfer guide it allows for a gouge up to .030 deep and 6 inches long before an aluminum tank is condemned does this sound right to you and is my tank find just with a gouge in it.
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So this goes out to you experienced inspectors out there I measured out the gouge as .015 deep and 1.24 inches long according to luxfer guide it allows for a gouge up to .030 deep and 6 inches long before an aluminum tank is condemned does this sound right to you and is my tank find just with a gouge in it.
You are correct in the .030 depth limit for a gouge in a Luxfer aluminum cylinder. The Luxfer manual was last updated in '98, and it's possible that there may have been an update, or new guidance from someone other than Luxfer, such as the certification agencies.

With that said, the cylinder absolutely should have been visually inspected before being sent out for hydro. There should have been paperwork completed when you turned it in to the shop, on which any "exception" on the cylinder should have been noted.

Visual inspections and pass/fail decisions are ultimately up to the service tech and/or shop manager. It's a sound practice that helps improve safety, but I have seen cases where cylinders were condemned under questionable circumstances.

I hope you're not being charged for the hydro.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:02 PM   #10
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Hind sight being 20/20 I wish all that had happened but not at MBT
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