Equipment Maintenance Program
|REGULATOR LABOR PER STAGE
This service is performed on each stage and consists of a complete breakdown, cleaning, parts replacement and reassembly. Only manufacturer designated parts replacement kits are used for stage rebuild. Acid bath and ultrasonic methods as well as intensive manual cleaning clean all internal and external parts. Special attention is paid to corroded areas. The hoses and all soft rubber or silicone parts are inspected for rips or signs of deterioration and replaced if necessary.
BUOYANCY COMPENSATOR LABOR $15.00
The BCD is thoroughly inspected for structural failures and leaks. The exhaust valves are cleaned of debris and tested to ensure proper overpressure relief. Minor leaks and tears are repaired and retested. Necessary replacement of buckles, valves or the corrugated hose is additional.
VISUAL TANK INSPECTION (ALUMINUM) $ 24.95
Aluminum cylinders are required to undergo an EDDY Current neck inspection to unsure there are no hairline fractures in the threaded portion of the tank neck. In addition, the cylinder is visually inspected inside and out to verify that no harmful corrosion exists. The tank is then marked with an updated sticker containing the customers name, date, serial number and inspection facility. The valve is checked for smooth operation, the threads cleaned, and a new neck o-ring installed. Price includes the valve o-ring, sticker, and fill.
VISUAL TANK INSPECTION (STEEL) $ 18.95
A complete visual inspection inside and out, which includes any necessary brushing to determine the extent of corrosion. Existing VIP stickers will be removed unless otherwise requested. This ensures no corrosion has begun underneath the old stickers. The valve is checked for smooth operation, the threads cleaned, and a new neck o-ring installed. Price includes the valve o-ring, sticker, and fill.
HYDROSTATIC TESTING $ 22.00
A hydrostatic test is required by the DOT every five years on Scuba cylinders used in the United States. Testing is done once a week, usually on Thursdays, and a days worth of prep time is necessary. Once the tank has passed it is stamped with the month and year as required by law. If a cylinder fails it MUST BE CONDEMMED.
VALVE SERVICE $ 15.00
The tank valve is completely disassembled, cleaned, lubricated, and the burst disk is replaced. Price does not include the valve service kit.
CYLINDER TUMBLING $ 15.00
This process involves filling a tank with abrasive tumbling media and then rotating it horizontally on a machine. The interior is “sanded” to remove rust deposit or pits. Due to the nature of tumbling a hydrostatic test must be done afterwards to ensure the tank retains its elastic qualities.
OXYGEN COMPATIBLE TANK CLEANING $ 70.00
To convert a scuba tank from air usage to Nitrox usage the vessel must be specially cleaned to remove all hydroflourocarbons. The valve is broken down and cleaned as well. Oxygen compatible o-rings and lubricants are used. This renders a tank safe to fill with 100% oxygen. This package price includes the cleaning, the first fill (up to 40%), the stickers, and the valve conversion kit. Note: If a customer is not Nitrox certified the tank will be filled with Hyper-filtrated air.
OXYGEN COMPATIBLE REGULATOR CLEANING PER STAGE $ 30.00
This service converts regulator stages from air usage to Nitrox usage. The conversion kit is not included. Not all brands of Regulators are Nitrox compatible. Using a Nitrox cleaned regulator with standard Grade E air will necessitate re cleaning.
WETSUIT / DRY SUIT REPAIR Estimate Required
Most repairs are done in-house; if factory work is needed a time estimate will be given. Due to the varying nature of damage an estimate on time and expense will be furnished.
COMPUTER/GAUGE TESTING $ 15.00
Computers and standard gauges can be tested to determine if problems exist and what steps are necessary to fix them. Battery replacement is done upon request and the device is then pressure tested to ensure watertight integrity. The battery kit contains the batteries and a new o-ring and is not included in the price.
WATCH TESTING/REPAIR: $ 15.00
Watches of almost any brand can be tested and repaired. If the battery needs replacing a pressure test will be done to ensure watertight integrity. A repair may require sending the watch to the manufacture. Bands and crystals can be replaced and bands can be resized upon request. Cost does not include the battery.
WETSUIT WASHING $ 15.00
Wetsuits periodically need washing to remove odors and stains. A conventional washing machine will usually reject or shred a thicker wetsuit. We have two commercial grade front-load washers to handle the most unsavory of wetsuits.
Warranty service will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and the owner should fully understand the terms of their warranty. Many warranty repairs require that the life support equipment be serviced every year from the date of purchase. The owner should retain their proof of warranty and supply it when the equipment is brought in for service. NAS will keep the warranty cards on file at the request of the customer. If proof of warranty is not available, a receipt of service from the previous year is acceptable. The NAS customer file should contain these records if needed. A free estimate is available for any repair work at the customer’s request. To ensure customer satisfaction, life support equipment should be tested with compressed air. If adjustments to the breathing cycle are desired, they will be performed at the time of pick-up.