Thread and Neck Inspection for Aluminum Cylinders

All DOT/TC aluminum cylinders must be subjected to visual inspection at the time of their 5 year retest. Thread and neck inspection can only be performed with the valve removed from the cylinder and all foreign material (i.e. dirt, corrosion, etc.) removed from the...

Transporting Charged Cylinders in Passenger Vehicles

Catalina Cylinders is aware that many charged cylinders are transported in passenger vehicles and that in a few instances the pressure relief device (PRD) has activated suddenly releasing the charge of the cylinder in the passenger vehicle. Sudden release of the...

Return Authorization Policy

The Replacement Policy Products (i.e. cylinders, impacts, and others) manufactured by Catalina Cylinders and Catalina East Division will be replaced at no cost to the customer if, after evaluation of the product at the appropriate manufacturing facility, the product...

Requalifying of Aluminum Cylinders

The requalification of cylinders was formally known as the retesting of cylinders. Requalification is done to ensure that a cylinder is still acceptable to continue to be used as a pressure vessel to transport hazardous material. DOT requalifying of a cylinder and the...

Paint Removal from Aluminum Cylinders

Catalina Cylinders recommends that paint be removed from aluminum cylinders by the use of gel-type (non-caustic) paint strippers instead of sanding, abrasive blasting, or any methods of exposure to heat. Removal of paint from a cylinder by sanding or abrasive blasting...