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    Default Carbon Fiber SCBA

    I am trying to find some information on carbon fiber or kevler wrapped SCBA bottles. I need to know how often they need to be hydrostatically tested. Some have told me every 3 years, other tell me that if they were purchased after or tested January 2003 then it is every 5 years. Does anyone know what the guidelines are? If so do you know where I can get documentations? Thanks


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    again please only post once, check your first post.

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    Default Every three years

    All composite bottles should be hydro tested every three (3) years. Also they have a recommended lifespan of fifteen (15) years. Aluminium (and steel) are tested every five (5) years with lifespan as long as the botttle passes.

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    All new Scott carbon cylinders only have to be tested every (5) five years. And yes they only have a 15 year live span.

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