Cylinder Technician Course

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Cylinder Technician Course

– This  2-day certification course consists of 4 modules – Visual  Cylinder Inspector, Eddy Current Technician, Valve Repair Technician and Oxygen  Cleaning Technician.  The first module is approximately 8  hours covering a wide range of inspection  subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors.   Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are  qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers  .  The course is open to anyone 18  years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required.   Participants receive certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course  completion.

The second module build on the first by introducing eddy current technology to  the inspection process.  This 3 – 4 hour course provides Visual Cylinder  Inspectors with the added training to know when and how to conduct a proper Eddy  Current Tests of SCUBA and SCBA cylinders in addition to hands on experience  with Eddy Current devices.  Attendants are required to be certified by PSI  as Visual Cylinder Inspectors and participants receive certification as Eddy  Current Service Technician upon course completion.

The third module covers proper valve repair and maintenance techniques.   This module is approximately 3 hours and provides a broad overview of valve  types, valve repair and valve care. It is approved by the valve manufacturers.   Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.

The fourth module covers techniques to properly clean your equipment to  oxygen service specification.  This is the latest program to be added to  the PSI program offerings and completes the technician program.