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when does my tank need testing?

Discussion in 'Air' started by caliballer420, May 14, 2018.

  1. caliballer420 wun hunnid

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    I know there's a sticky for this but its all a bit confusing to me. My guess is it needs testing before 2019?
     

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  2. scooby_doo Born to be BUD

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    It is a 5 year test so as it was born on 2013/05 it is due retest 2018/05 (i.e. now). 99% sure thats the case.

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  3. Tom Tom

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    Yes, manufactured in may 2013
    I would allow it to be used during may 2018, but not in June 2018 - not everyone would and would count it as due in may

    And will then be valid for 5 years from when you get it tested

    Also on the bottle you should have a final/expiry date which is by default 15 years after manufacture, eg may 2028
     
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    Apparently new bottles with a UNISO certification don't have a limited life span so won't have a expiry date, "All First Strike Hero tanks feature UNISO certification. This is the highest standard in paintball and covers both DOT and TC certification. These tanks can be used anywhere in the world and are good for a lifetime. Unlike most DOT/TC tanks that only have a lifespan of 15 years while needing to be hydro tested after every 5, the FS Hero tanks are good for a lifetime. Simply re-hydro after every 5 years and you will never need a new tank again! " taken from just paintball.
     
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    Cool can anyone recommend a good place to get it tested?
     
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    Preferably HPAC as they are the Paintball air specialists and are at many events, so you could drop off with Trevor & pick up at a later event
    Your local site may be able to arrange handover for you

    Otherwise check the IDEST members list and you should find somewhere local:

    https://www.sita.org.uk/idest/idest_members.php
     
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