Do you still have to get the tank inspected by a dive shop ? or could you inspect your own tank ?
The sticker is intended to be used by certified inspectors. Unless you've been trained and have all the proper inspection tools, take it to a dive shop.
The sticker indicates that the inside and outside of the tank, as well as the tank valve have both been properly inspected for potential safety issues. The sticker is a visual way for shop owners and boat docks to know that the tank is safe to fill. If the sticker is applied by someone that is not trained in tank inspection, this could put the fill station operator in more danger than is normal. In reality, some shops will not fill a tank if the sticker is not from some sort of "authorized" dive shop or inspection company. The tank should be inspected by a qualified inspector that is usually found at a dive shop. If the person is not a certified inspector and does not know what to look for and how to safely check the tank for safety issues the sticker should not be put on the tank. Potential legal issue here for the tank owner!!!!! So in this case, YES, the tank should still be inspected by a shop or some authorized inspection company!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have dive shop that has their name on. Safer and no it is done correctly. I can do vision inspection but, some people rather have a sticker with a company name.
If you are qualified do it yourself if not spend the $10-15 .
Your life depends on your gear being properly cleaned and maintained.
Many variables go into a tank inspection steel or al. nitrox or air ......ect.
Dive tanks should be inspected by a certified tank inspector, not just any Scuba shop. Ask your local Dive shop if their technician has been certified.
Tanks should be inspected by a certified inspector. that could be at a dive shop, or an inspector that is certified and insured. I am a PSI certified inspector and was inspecting tanks for a dive shop.
Yes, if you have taken a tañk inspection course and are certified. Another way is too take an equipment course. MDEA and other organizations offer these courses. Nancy
Inspection must be done by PSI-PCI Inspector.