PRESSURE TESTING & CALIBRATION OF ACCESSORIES
This course on pressure testing and calibration of accessories is intended to give the candidate the information required to conduct a pressure test and check the calibration of accessories, whilst utilising correct operations procedures in a competent manner.
As a result, the candidate will become familiar with the following:
Recording the item for pressure check / calibration
Frequency of calibration
Understanding the operations procedures
Knowledge of reliable comparatives
Recording pressure check and calibration results
Pressure check/calibration certification
A hands on approach will be adopted during the courses and the candidate will have the opportunity to pressure check a selection of accessories. The purpose of pressure testing diving accessories is not intended as just being a “money making” service, on the contrary.
Whilst charging the client a service charge, pressure testing and calibration will identify any problems with such items as;
Any other diving accessory that relies on “O’” ring seals
The accuracy of depth gauges and computers is a major diver safety issue and should be addressed on a regular basis, as are the requirements to retest transportable pressure vessels (Cylinders) and diving regulator systems.
This course was designed and created by DESTCo.
The Dive Centre Technician course is a combination of several industry standard courses including:
- TDI Nitrox Gas Blender
- TDI Advanced Gas Blender
- TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician
- TDI Visual Inspection Procedures
- Compressor Operator Training (DESTCo)
- Pressure Testing and Calibration Technician (DESTCo)
These courses are accepted in most countries around the world as being suitable to work as a technician in a dive centre. Some countries will operate their own system for cylinder testing, like the U.K. These courses will give you a reasonable amount of skill and information in each of their relative fields.