Diving Equipment

We
at Scuba Corner believe that you deserve the very best in equipment servicing
and repairs, and for good reason too. After all, your regulator is your
life support equipment. Our convictions extends beyond mere belief.

With 17 years of experience servicing regulators
and other diving equipment, our professional technicians are able and willing
to ensure your well-being when you are diving. And we make this pledge –
to commit to our continuing education to keep pace with the development
of new products.

Talk
is cheap, so let us show you what we’ll do when your drop off your regulator
for some tender loving care (TLC) from Scuba Corner.

And so you know exactly how much TLC we are going to lavish on your life
support equipment, we’ll document and record what we do in a service report,
COMPLETE with digital pictures. You will get both when you collect your
regulator.

 
 
Most equipment
manufacturer’s specification for working pressure of between 120 PSI to
145 PSI, so if your unit is above the upper range, it could free flow from
the second stage.

This is due to the high pressure (HP) seat in the first stage of the regulator
being worn out through regular wear and tear, which is why it needs to be
replaced annually

Next, we examine the 2nd stage of the regulator, using a Magnehelic gauge
to check the breathing effort of both primary and alternate 2nd stages.
Manufacturer’s specification of between 1.0 to 1.6 inch breathing effort
and between 2.0 to 2.5 inch respectively

Without
the Magnehelic gauge and IP pressure gauge manager,
the above check CANNOT be performed.

Next, the regulator unit, with an air tank connected, goes into a water
tank for an in-water pressure test. This is the only reliable way that
bubbles can be detected. Based on this, we would be able to recommend
to you what needs to be done for your regulator.

Pictures will be taken during this test and if leaks are detected from
the regulator, primary and alternate second stages or hoses, we will email
the picture/s to you for replacement approval.

   
   
All parts
of the 1st Stage of your regulator will be disassembled with proper, customised
tools. Most quality regulators require special tools for proper disassembly,
so naturally, we carry most of these specialised precision tools to make
sure that your regulator is not damaged during disassembly and reassembly
   
Next, the
disassembled parts of the regulator 1st stage will be placed in an ultrasonic
cleaner for degreasing and salt deposit descaling.

For this, we use special chemicals recommended by the manufacturer of your
regulator that are harmless to all regulators, specifically with regards
to materials such as brass, plastic and rubber.

We do NOT use vinegar or any other fluids not recommended
by your regulator manufacturer as these may damage your regulator’s interior
and exterior. Chrome parts are especially vulnerable

 
After the
ultrasonic cleaning, all parts will be free from grease / salt deposit,
and the regulator should look as good as new.

All O-rings and parts for the HP seat will be replaced even if they appear
to still be in good condition. This is highly recommended for annual servicing.

After this, the 1st stage will be reassemble for a second IP pressure testing
to make sure it complies with the Manufacturer’s specification, we proceed
to service the 2nd stages

Note:
This can only be done with the Intermediate Pressure Guage!
 
   
As with
the 1st stage, all parts of your 2nd stage will be disassembled with proper
tools, before being placed in the ultrasonic cleaner for cleaning.
The diaphragm
of your second stages will then be inspected to make sure there are no perforations
that would allow water to trickle in a 2nd stage is breathed during a dive.
If perforations are detected, we will email the pictures to you for replacement
approval

All O-rings and parts for the low pressure (LP) seat will be replaced, even
if they still appear to be in good condition, after which the 2nd stages
will be reassemble for breathing effort tuning.

After this check, your primary 2nd stage will be adjusted and tune to a
breathing effort rate of between 1.0 to 1.6 inch breathing effort.

Note:
This cannot be done without the Magnehelic gauge Tester!
   
   
As with
the 1st stage & 2nd stage, all parts of your alternate air source will be
disassembled with proper tools, before being placed in the ultrasonic cleaner
for cleaning.

All O-rings and parts for the low pressure (LP) seat will be replaced, even
if they still appear to be in good condition, after which the 2nd stages
will be reassemble for breathing effort tuning.

After this check, your alternate air source will be adjusted and tune to
a breathing effort rate of between 2.0 to 2.5 inch breathing effort. (Depending
on the model specification)

Note:
This cannot be done without the Magnehelic gauge Tester!
   
   
We will
replace the 2 O-rings to prevent leakage between the hose and pressure gauge,
as well as perform a chamber test for the depth gauge to determine if it
can accurately measure depth.

Once this is completed, your entire regulator unit would have been serviced.

Before our service technician signs off on your regulator unit, we will
immerse it for another water pressure test to double-check that there are
no leaks. If no leaks are observed, the service process is completed, and
your unit will be ready for collection.

   
Remember,
just about anyone with the right tools can change parts on your regulator,
but at Scuba Corner, we go that extra mile to ensure that your life support
equipment is fail-safe on your next dive trip.

With over 15 years of experience servicing diving equipment, you can breathe
easier with Scuba Corner

   
   

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