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HYDROSTATIC CYLINDER TESTING
5 Alarm is pleased to announce our New Hydrostatic Testing Facility in Delafield, Wisconsin. We offer Hydrostatic Testing on SCBA Cylinders, SCUBA/Dive, Oxygen, Cascade and Paintball cylinders. Pick-up & drop-off is available.
MSA | SCOTT | DRAEGER | ISI LUXFER | SCI | STEEL | COMPOSITE | OXYGEN | DIVE | CASCADE





SCBA cylinders require periodic hydrostatic testing as required by 49 CFR 180.205. The frequency of the maintenance depends upon the cylinder material:

  • Steel cylinders every 5 years
  • Aluminum cylinders (not including hoop-wrapped) every 5 years
  • Fully wrapped carbon fiber cylinders every 5 years

Typically, cylinders have a 15-year service life. Any evidence of a crack, defect or damage cylinder is to be removed from service.