Sustained-load cracking – how often should my Luxfer 6351-alloy scuba tank be inspected?
- DOT requires requalification (hydrostatic retesting and visual inspection) of all aluminum scuba tanks every five years, regardless of alloy.
- Both the DOT and the U.S. scuba industry recommend an annual visual inspection for all 6351-alloy scuba tanks. Luxfer supports this recommendation.
- For its 6351-alloy tanks, Luxfer has established a manufacturer’s requirement for a visual inspection, including an eddy-current test, at least every 2.5 years.
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