CUSTOMER RELEASE FOR CYLINDER INSPECTION FORM
Thank you for considering us for your high pressure scuba cylinder visual safety inspection. The regular visual safety inspection of your scuba cylinder is part of its routine care and maintenance. With proper care, maintenance, regular visual inspections and hydrostatic retesting (retesting is done every five years), your cylinder will provide you a long, safe and satisfactory service.
Visual safety inspections need to be done on your scuba cylinder to assure its continued safe service. The frequency of these inspections depends upon the kind of use, care and maintenance your cylinder gets. The more often it is used, the worse its care, maintenance and handling, the more frequently it should be inspected.
Your cylinder should also be inspected before further use whenever it is known to have been exposed to temperatures over 350°F, been in an accident, known or suspected to be leaking, dropped, fell, was struck, has obvious corrosion since the last visual inspection, has a gouge, dent, scrape, cut, dig or, in any way, has been damaged since the last visual inspection, or was stored with water, material or matter inside the cylinder.
Your cylinder should not be used if it is, or is suspected to be, leaking. Your cylinder should be inspected once every twelve months, or more frequently in certain cases. The visual inspector can help you decide how frequently your cylinder should be inspected. If it is time, or, you suspect or have any concern about the general condition of your scuba cylinder, a visual inspection by an experienced visual inspector is needed.
The visual inspection is a safety check on your cylinder and the inspector performing it wants to make sure that your scuba cylinder is safe for continued service. If, during the inspection, a cylinder condition exists which would make your scuba cylinder unfit for continued service, it will be necessary to condemn and to render your cylinder unusable. The condemned cylinder, valve, and accessories will be returned to you with an explanation of the condition found. By signing below, you agree to this process which may render your scuba cylinder unusable in the future.
I agree, as a condition of having this visual inspection, that the cylinder may be disabled and/or rendered unusable if it does not meet the accepted standards of quality established by the manufacturer for continued service. I will receive a written report of any and all conditions which caused the scuba cylinder to fail the inspection and to be condemned. Also, I will have the condemned cylinder, accessories, components, and valve returned to me.
I have also been made aware that Cruise fish Dive recommends that my cylinder valve be serviced every year when my cylinder is Visually Inspected and the Burst Disk should be replaced every 5 years during the cylinder's Hydro-Static Test. I understand that if I refuse service to my cylinder valves, then I release Cruise Fish Dive and their employees for any faults or accidents that could happen with any of the cylinders I had filled at NME, on any of my upcoming dives using tanks in question.