Ralph Viscusi, PSI Instructor, will be on site conducting professional-level SCUBA Cylinder Inspection courses at Pura Vida Divers on December 20 & 21.
These classes include:
Visual Cylinder Inspector Course – Dec 20 AM
Eddy Current Technician Course – Dec 20 PM
Oxygen Cleaning Course Technician – Dec 21 AM
Valve Repair Technician Course – Dec 21 PM
DOT/OSHA Hazmat Compliance – Dec 20 AM
Please see below for a comprehensive course description for each program available. These classes are necessary for anyone working directly with SCUBA cylinders, or in a dive shop environment around tanks. They are great for current dive shop professional, newly certified Instructors, or anyone looking to enter the dive industry.
To register for any of the following classes, call or email Pura Vida Divers at 561-840-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Cylinder Inspector Course & Refresher
This certification course teaches the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.
The full day course covers 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. It is the ONLY training recognized by USDOT, Compressed Gas Association, and cylinder manufacturers as the most comprehensive, up to date training available today on this subject.
Previously certified inspectors may attend this full course under the Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course for re-qualification. If you are outside your 3 year window for updated training this is the course you need to take. Refresher participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.
Eddy Current Service Technician
Eddy Current testing is a powerful addition (and now required by USDOT to be updated every three years) to visual cylinder inspection; however many in the industry continue to use such instruments on the wrong cylinders or fail to operate the equipment properly.
This 2 hour course provides Visual Cylinder Inspectors with the added training to know when and how to conduct proper Eddy Current Tests of SCUBA and SCBA cylinders in addition to hands on experience with Eddy Current instruments.
Attendants are required to be currently certified by PSI-PCI as Visual Cylinder Inspectors and participants receive certification as Eddy Current Technician upon course completion. If you are not currently VCI certified, you may take this course in conjunction with the Visual Cylinder Inspector Course on the same day.
Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician
This 2-3 hour course offers information and inspection training specific to cleaning oxygen service cylinders.
The course has been designed by true experts and engineers in the gas industry on the subject of oxygen. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.
You may take this course in conjunction with the Visual Cylinder Inspector course and Eddy Current Service Technician course offered the day prior, and/or the Valve Repair Technician course offered the same day.
Valve Repair Technician
This 3 hour course provides a broad overview of valve types, valve repair and valve care.
It is approved by the valve manufacturers and meets the standards required to conduct repair service in accordance with manufacturer specifications. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.
You may take this course in conjunction with the Visual Cylinder Inspector course and Eddy Current Service Technician course offered the day prior, and/or the Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician course offered the same day.