Carbon Fiber Cylinders
Over 2 Million Cylinders are currently in use. SCI has supplied cylinders to Scott, MSA, Drager, Survivair, Interspior and ISI for years, now Atlas can supply you direct!
SCI offers replacement cylinders that meet or exceed all of the safety requirements set by NIOSH and NFPA, and at a substantially lower lifetime cost. All SCI cylinders are approved by the D.O.T. and TC and our line of Standard Cylinders is identical ( except for labeling variations ) to the cylinders purchased for resale by the SCBA air pack companies.
The following SCI Cylinders are now available:
- 2216 psi – 30 minute
- 3000 psi – 30 minute
- 4500 psi – 30 minute
- 4500 psi – 45 minute
- 4500 psi – 60 minute
Standard Exterior Coating
or with Dura-Lite 15+ Super Tuff Coating
Do SCI’s replacement cylinders meet the design, manufacture and performance standards set by NIOSH and NFPA?
YES. All of the replacement cylinders manufactured for firefighter respirators by SCI meet or exceed the NIOSH and NFPA standards. NIOSH requires through its approval process that SCBA cylinders meet the basic standards applied by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to virtually all gas cylinders sold in the U.S. You can know that a cylinder meets DOT standards by the DOT “Exception” or “Special Permit” number listed on the unit itself. The same in true in Canada, Transport Canada’s regulates these same cylinders via a “TC” approval designation process. SCI meets or exceeds the TC requirements for its standard cylinders.
Are SCI cylinders compatible with the SCBAs produced by different manufacturers?
YES. SCI produces cylinders that are fully compatible with all major SCBA models. In fact, SCI has made or continues to make cylinders for virtually all SCBA manufacturers world wide. Simply provide the model of air pack you’re using and SCI will provide the exact Form, Fit and Functional cylinder for your specific pack.
Are SCI’s cylinders NIOSH approved?
While SCI’s cylinders are approved to the highest standards (DOT E-10945-4500), NIOSH does not provide approvals for component SCBA parts (cylinders). NIOSH only tests entire SCBA assemblies. SCI has and will continue to petition NIOSH to devise testing and a subsequent approval process for replacement cylinders, but so far, they’ve been unwilling or unable to accommodate SCI and the America’s First Responders in this important initiative. As a result, SCI cannot make claims of NIOSH approval until such a time that NIOSH provides a mechanism that allows for component part testing and approval. It should also be noted however, that throughout SCI’s history – from the invention of the Composite Cylinder to the leading Manufacture of cylinders for all the OEM air pack companies – we’ve placed over 2 million NIOSH approved cylinders into the market. Ask yourself this question: What’s the difference between those SCI cylinders with a NIOSH approval and the ones we make today? Answer: Nothing but the label.
Is NIOSH approval required for replacement cylinders?
Only in some cases. OSHA rules require private employers to use NIOSH approved respirators and replacement parts. A number of states and municipalities have also adopted OSHA’s rules and applied them to local fire departments. However, for the thousands of municipal and volunteer fire departments not subject to OSHA’s rules, NIOSH approval of SCBA replacement cylinders is not required.
What value can SCI’s replacement cylinders offer to you?
SCI offers replacement cylinders that meet or exceed all of the safety requirements set by NIOSH and NFPA, and at a substantially lower cost.
Why use Composite Cylinders?
Composite Cylinders offer the lightest weight and outstanding performance combined with a safety factor which exceeds steel or aluminum. Anytime weight or performance is a concern a composite cylinders are the best choice.
Why should I select SCI Composite Cylinders?
SCI is the oldest and largest producer of composite cylinder with the broadest selection available. SCI’s aluminum lined composite cylinders have a perfect safety record with over 1.6 million put into service in the last 30 years.
What type and size of products does SCI manufacture?
SCI produces DOT approved composite cylinders ranging from .75 liters to 90 liters and have operating service pressures from 1800psi to 5000psi. SCI also produces DOT FMVSS304 up to 320 liters for use in Alternative Fuel Vehicles.
Are SCI’s DOT Carbon Composite Cylinders approved for a five-year re-test period?
Yes, SCI DOT Carbon Composite Cylinders hydrostatic test life has been extended to 5 years by the Department of Transportation. This improvement reduces overall costs of maintaining Carbon Composite Cylinders Certification.
Does SCI refurbish and re-test Composite Cylinders?
Yes, SCI is a DOT certified full service re-test facility for all SCI Composite Cylinders. SCI specializes in refurbishing cylinders in SCBA high use environment.
What is the life expentancy of a SCI Carbon Composite Cylinder once purchased?
SCI cylinders are “made to order”. This of great benefit to the customer because when a customer places an order, the cylinder(s) are then manufactured. This ensures that the customer will get the FULL 15 years out of their cylinder. Some SCBA/cylinder manufacturers sell cylinders that have been in storage – meaning that the customer will get less than 15 years of use from the cylinder.
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Carbon Fiber Cylinders
Over 2 Million Cylinders are currently in use. SCI has supplied cylinders to Scott, MSA, Drager, Survivair, Interspior and ISI for ye...