Carbon composite BA re-test period extended.(Buyer's Guide)

Draeger has extended the re-test period for its HSE-AL-FW2 approved lightweight carbon composite compressed air cylinders to five years. Eliminating the need for the re-qualification every three years and significantly reducing maintenance costs, this extended re-test period is relevant to new cylinders as well as those already in use.

The decision to lengthen the period was made following careful evaluation of all re-testing data since the Draeger composite cylinder was designed and released over five years ago. Analysis of the data clearly demonstrated the satisfactory performance and outstanding reliability of the cylinders and confirmed the validity of the five year period, claims Draeger. …

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