How long does it take to hydro test a scuba tank?
HYDROSTATIC TESTING is scheduled to take 3 weeks, due to the nature of what needs to be done with them.
How many times can you Hydrotest a scuba tank?
According to our national law: SCUBA tanks made of steel can be used for 50 years, and should get hydrotested each 5 years. Meaning, each steel SCUBA tank is hydrotested 9 times before going to scrap.
How do they Hydro test SCUBA tanks?
A hydrostatic test involves pressurising the cylinder to its test pressure (usually 5/3 or 3/2 of the working pressure) and measuring its volume before and after the test. A permanent increase in volume above the tolerated level means the cylinder fails the test and must be permanently removed from service and use.