Hydro-Testing for Residential, Commercial, & Industrial Tanks
Giant CO2 offers convenient and affordable hydrostatic testing and certification for customers in Orange County and select areas throughout Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Riverside. All of our hydro-testing is performed by Orange County Certification Qualification (OCCR) and is available for residential, commercial, and industrial tanks up to 100 pounds. Tanks can be dropped off Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9am and 4pm. For commercial clients with a large number of tanks, we can arrange for pickup and delivery. Call for a quote.
A hydrostatic test, or "hydro-test," verifies that a tank is in good condition and able to withstand the pressure of holding compressed gas. Whether for personal, commercial, or industrial use, the California DOT (Department of Transportation) requires that all aluminum and steel cylinders used for compressed gas pass a hydrostatic test every five years. If a tank's hydrotest date is past the five years, it is illegal to refill the bottle until it has been tested. To check if your tank is due for recertification, check the date stamped near its neck. Hydro-testing is also recommended anytime that the cylinder's integrity is suspect (such as after it has been dropped, exposed to excessive heat, left unused for a few years, or has excessive rust or corrosion).
Best Value for Hydrostatic Testing in Orange County -- 5-Year Tank Recertification & Stamping
Hydro-testing generally takes about a week. If your tank passes the test, we'll recertify and restamp it, certifying it for another five years. Once it has been recertified, it is ready to be filled. Upon request, we can fill it with CO2, nitrogen, or beer gas before returning it to you. Payment is required upfront; we accept cash, check, and all major credit cards.