Andy wrote:Space Kat (=^.^=) wrote:How much does an O2 SP application cost I wonder? I'd be tempted to take option 3 if it were economically viable but is it not perhaps the importers duty to do this since they could then cash in on it and market the tanks as > 40% O2 safe ??
I don't think so. If an importer brings in tanks, they have to be issued LAB numbers as opposed to SP numbers - and to get a LAB number, you need to destructively test a certain number of tanks.
I've been quoted in the past around $150-200 to get an SP number, though that may not apply to the current circumstance. That may have been to identify an imported tank that already has a LAB number.
I believe that there is scope to put through a number of tanks on a single SP number application, which would let us share costs if there was enough interest. There is a risk, of course, that we import a bunch of tanks and then don't get permanent gas traffic clearance for them in which case we're left with a bunch of unusable tanks....
I'd like to express my interest in being happy to join that syndicate.
I guess the first trick will be to identify a suitable tank (which has been rated for permanent gas traffic in another country) to get tested here?
Is there such a beast?