Doc. 79/19 Cylinder Retest Stations

This publication gives guidance on the key aspects of the periodic inspection and retesting of gas cylinders and gives a structure for the re-testing activity.

It is intended for those who are specifying the periodic inspection and testing of gas cylinders; selecting inspection and testing facilities; and carrying out the periodic inspection and testing process.

The publication covers cylinder test stations for the following cylinder types: seamless steel; welded steel; seamless aluminium alloy; welded aluminium alloy; hoop wrapped composite; fully wrapped composite; and cylinders for dissolved acetylene.

This revision incorporates a new section on shot blasting, an expanded section on valving cylinders and updates to standards, legislations and EIGA publications.