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Blue Marble Divers

NOTICE CONCERNING ALUMINUM 6351-T6 CYLINDERS


On August 29, 2006 the DOT (Department of Transportation)  amended 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), Parts 173 and 180. The amendment details procedures for the use, inspection, and filling of cylinders made of 6351-T6 aluminum.


These cylinders are required to be eddy current tested as part of the 5 year hydro retest procedure. Cylinders tested will be marked with a "VE" after the date and RIN number stamp. Scuba industry policy requires this test to be performed annually during the Visual Inspection procedure.


As a part of the regulation "Suitable safeguards must be taken to protect personnel and facilities should a cylinder fail during the filling process. These safeguards include restricting personnel from the fill area and having a "blast" cabinet in place to contain the blast should a cylinder fail". 


Because Blue Marble Divers does not have a blast container we cannot not guarantee the safety of our staff or customers.  Blue Marble Divers  will not fill, or store any full 6351-T6 aluminum cylinders. Do not bring these cylinders into the store unless FULLY drained. Cylinders can be identified with an ORIGINAL hydro date of 1988 or earlier.


The CFR can be viewed in the Federal Register here

Service & Repair


     BMD Can Service  Atomic, Zeagle, Dive Rite, Cressi, Mares, sherwood Regulators & Ocean Reef Full Face Masks        

        Regulator Service - $17.00 per stage  -  Plus Parts
                                       (Atomic Sealed  Piston Regulators will have an extra charge for Environmental Packing the first stage with Christolube - $25)

           Ocean Reef Full Face Mask - $48.00 - Plus Parts

           Regulator Oxygen Cleaning - $20.00 per stage - Plus Parts
 
           BC Service - $24.00 - plus parts (A complete cleaning and reconditioning inside & out )

           Computer Battery Change - $5.00 Plus Batteries 

          

     Tank Inspection, Hydro Testing and Oxygen cleaning

         
           Visual Inspection - Tank & Valve - $15.00  - Plus Parts 
  
           Hydro Testing and Visual Inspection - $40.00 - Plus Parts
 
           Oxygen Cleaning - Tank & Valve and Visual Inspection - $33.00  - Plus Parts

           Hydro Testing, Oxygen Cleaning -(Tank & Valve) and Visual Inspection - $58.00  - Plus Parts 
                 (Doubles will incur an additional charge of $15 to disassemble  and reassemble)


                                                            



     Air Fills

      13 - 100 CuFt Tanks..........$4.00
          101 - 150 Cuft Tanks..........$5.00

  

     

     

       Nitrox Fills

         BECAUSE WE PARTIAL BLEND OUR NITROX, WHICH INVOLVES THE INTRODUCTION OF 100% OXYGEN INTO THE TANK, TANKS FOR NITROX
            FILLING MUST BE OXYGEN CLEANED AND DISPLAY CERTIFICATION STICKER NOTING THE TANK AND VALVE HAVE BEEN CLEANED FOR OXYGEN SERVICE
 

            Our air is 100% Oxygen compatible and the Air analysis report is available for your inspection


               28% Nitrox

               13 -80 cuft tanks ........$9.00

                     81-100 cuft tanks..............$11.00

                     101 -150 cuft tanks...........$13.00


               32% Nitrox

                     13 - 80 Cuft Tanks.............$11.00

                     81 - 100 cuft tanks.............$13.00

                     101 - 150 cuft tanks...........$15.00


               36% Nitrox


                      13 - 80 cuft tanks...............$13.00

                      81 - 100 cuft tanks.............$15.00

                      101 - 150 cuft tanks...........$17.00                

   

                                                  All Prices subject to change without notice