Technician Programs

Visual Cylinder Inspection Workshop

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This is the core certification course provided by PSI-PCI and in it we teach the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The full day course is suited for those new to visual inspection as well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers.  

Visual Cylinder Inspection & Eddy Current Workshops

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This includes both the core certification course and the Eddy Current course. In it we teach the regulations and fundamentals of conducting visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders, as well as the Eddy Current program. 

Visual Cylinder Inspection Refresher

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The Refresh course provides for previously certified PSI-PCI inspectors, who have exceeded the three year federally mandated recurrent training window to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced alumni price. Refresh courses are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such. Contact the instructor hosting the VCI class or PSI-PCI for information. If you are outside your 3 year window for recurrent training this is the course you need to take. Refresh participants receive certificate as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion valid for 3 years.  

Visual Cylinder Inspection Update

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This 2 hour program is updated annually and designed to provide a current PSI-PCI trained inspector information on recent changes to cylinders and inspection standards as well as keeping you abreast of current happenings. Additionally, this update meets the OSHA and DOT 3 year recurrent training requirements for cylinder HAZMAT handling. Participants receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.  

SCBA Visual Cylinder Inspection Workshop

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This course is a tailored version of the VCI course for those inspectors only dealing with Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) cylinders commonly used in fire fighting, emergency response, and other land based environments where the air may be unsafe to breath. As this course only covers SCBA Cylinder Inspection, it is slightly shorter than the full VCI course. Participants receive certification as a SCBA Visual Cylinder Inspector upon course completion valid for 3 years.  

Cylinder Hazmat Handler Course

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OSHA and DOT require all employees who "are affected" by high pressure cylinders to receive "function specific" training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward.  

Fill Station Operations

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Businesses that operate cylinder filling stations are required by OSHA to provide formal, function specific training to employees operating filling equipment. Topics include pre-fill inspection, proper techniques, system maintenance, and emergency procedures. As fill systems vary greatly, this course is customized to specific fill stations operational procedures. Course times vary from 1 - 3 hours . 

Intro. To Compressor Operations

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 The purpose of the Introduction to Introduction to Compressor Operations Specialty course is to have become familiar with the skills, knowledge, procedures, problems, and hazards of Compressor Operations. This course is intended to serve as a safe and supervised introduction to Compressor Operations. 

Eddy Current Technician

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Eddy Current testing is a powerful addition (and now required by USDOT to be updated every three years) to visual cylinder inspection; however many in the industry continue to use such instruments on the wrong cylinders or fail to operate the equipment properly. This 2 hour course provides Visual Cylinder Inspectors with the added training to know when and how to conduct proper Eddy Current Tests of appropriate cylinders in addition to hands on experience with Eddy Current instruments. Because of its part in the inspection process, attendees are required to be currently certified as PSI-PCI Visual Cylinder Inspectors and will receive certification as Eddy Current Technician upon course completion valid for 3 years  

Valve Repair Technician

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This course provides a broad overview of valve types, valve repair and valve care and maintenance. It is approved and contributed to by many valve manufacturers. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.  

Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician

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This 2-3 hour course offers information and inspection training specific to cleaning oxygen service cylinders. The course has been designed by true experts and engineers in the gas industry on the subject of oxygen. Handlers of oxygen are federally required to have training and the PSI-PCI course meets those requirements. Students will be provided a Certificate of Completion.  

Oxygen Equipment Service Technician

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The TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician Course allows candidates the ability to engage in the preparation of scuba equipment for the use and exposure of oxygen and other mixed gasses used in technical diving. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures required for oxygen equipment cleaning.