CO2 10(TEN)YEAR INSPECTION

1. High pressure cylinders should be subjected to periodical test at intervals not exceeding 10 years. 

2. At 10 year inspection at least 10% of the total number of provided should be subjected to an internal inspection and hydrostatic test. If one or more cylinders fail a total of 50% of the onboard cylinder should be tested.If further cylinders fail, all cylinders should be tested flexible hoses should be replaced at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer and not exceeding every 10 years. 

3. Hydrostatic testing for the fixed co2 system shall be carried out at test facilities provided by the Chief controller of the explosives in accordance with the gas cylinder rules 2004,
Amended and as prolongated by the GOVT.of india. 

4.The test shall be witness and certificate endorsed by the Competent Person, if approved by the DGS and by a serveyer of the administration or recognised RO as the case may be, if the facility is not approved by the director general of shipping. 



5.Test certificates duly endorsed by the concerned surveyor must be provided and kept on board for the inspections. Test date and pressure test must be stamped on each bottle this test shall not be carried out on board. 


6.For subsequent 10 years service,  alternation of the Inspected cylinders must be carried out if different cylinders must be Inspector from those done in the previous service.  If 100 percent of them were not inspected during the previous instance and. 


7.ships 10 years or older coming into Indian flag will be required to carry this test at the next scheduled dry docking.


8.All flexible hoses should be replaced at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer and not exceeding every 10 years. 


9.All discharge pipe lines shall be tested to pressure of maximum working pressure of the respective suction or as specified by the manufacturer Which ever is higher. 

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