Here at CGS we are able to take the time to properly test compressed gas reservoirs of all shapes and sizes, whether it be a DOT or a non-DOT specification container. John Warwick with the Red Star Pilots Association recently visited us to write an article in their member magazine, Red Star Magazine, about hydrostatic testing for one such non-DOT container, a Yak air reservoir.
For those of you that operate Bell Helicopters, you might be familiar with the ongoing issues regarding corrosion of the fire extinguisher discharge heads and related components due to wash fluid entering the extinguisher discharge lines. Bell has just released an Alert Service Bulletin ASB 412-12-152 regarding the inspection of the fire extinguisher housing assembly, which can cause a serious safety concern if left unchecked.
As the cost of shipping hazardous materials becomes increasingly expensive, especially for compressed oxygen, we encourage customers to ship their oxygen bottles “empty” both to and from our facility. The cost savings can be substantial considering the cost of required containers (DOT31FP fire-rated boxes for shipments by air), compliance (DOT, IATA, ICAO training, etc.), and additional fees imposed by the carrier (who can blame them?).
Recently the Aircraft Division of Tym’s Incorporated was purchased by Compressed Gas Systems, LLC. Tym’s will continue its commercial operations under the same name, while the aircraft repair station will be owned and operated by Compressed Gas Systems (CGS).