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Old 08-30-2012, 11:31 PM #1
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hpa tank question

Does any one know like how many times a tank can be hydro tested?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:50 PM #2
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Tanks are good for 15years from the day there made.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:03 AM #3
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Yep, Why test it more than it needs unless you suspect it to have a flaw?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:14 PM #4
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Ok, so a tank can be hydrotested an unlimited amount of times, but it's only necessary when one of the two goes down:


1. The tank is 5 (or 3 if it's one of the really old... like pre-2000 or 2001AD old) years past the day of its last hydro or birth date. Whichever one is latest.

2. There is new and suspicious damage you want to make sure won't ruin the integrity of the tank.
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Tanks typically have a 15-year lifespan, which amounts to three required retests and practically unlimited retests that fall within that 15-year lifespan.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:33 PM #6
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Tanks typically have a 15-year lifespan, which amounts to three required retests and practically unlimited retests that fall within that 15-year lifespan.
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More like two.

Buy new tank ---5 years---> test ---5 years---> test ---5 years---> recycle
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:10 PM #7
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More like two.

Buy new tank ---5 years---> test ---5 years---> test ---5 years---> recycle
Sorry...you are correct.
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