Filling training for portable tanks

UDT qualifications

Those who are responsible for the maintenance and filling of portable tanks with liquefied, compressed and dissolved gases must be qualified and authorised to do so. Therefore, you can find courses in filling and maintenance of portable tanks in our offer.  

The training is designed to prepare in theory as well as in practice for the independent operation of tanks.  

What does the training look like? 

The theoretical part is devoted to the construction of the equipment, technical supervision, as well as filling the tanks according to health and safety guidelines. In the practical part, the trainees put their acquired knowledge into practice. At the end of the course, participants are also prepared to take an examination before the Technical Inspection Authority. We have well-trained and experienced instructors who are always available and willing to help. We also provide plenty of training materials to help you absorb the information you have acquired effectively. We take an individual approach to our trainees and the timing and scope of the course is tailored to their needs.  

To participate in the training, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • be at least 18 years old,  
  • have a minimum of primary education, 
  • have no health contraindications.  

How much does the course cost? 

The price for training is set individually depending on the number of people, for larger groups there is the possibility of attractive discounts. Detailed information on the course can be found on our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

portable tanks

What are portable tanks? 

Portable tanks for the purposes of the regulations are defined as tanks that change their location between filling and emptying and vehicle tanks. Portable tanks include, but are not limited to: 

  • extinguishing tank,  
  • the boot of the breathing apparatus,  
  • diving apparatus bottle, 
  • the tank of a special device.  

The following are brief descriptions of the individual tanks. 

Fire extinguisher receptacles 

It is a device, usually portable, used to extinguish fires. Small extinguishers are used in cars, larger ones in public and industrial facilities. The fire extinguisher is an essential tool in the event of a fire. It is a portable or transportable red cylinder with a tube or nozzle through which the extinguishing agent is discharged. They are characterised by their light weight and ease of use. As a result, anyone can use this equipment, even people with no experience. Depending on the application and the type of facility to be protected, several types of extinguisher containers can be distinguished: 

breathing apparatus
  • Powder - the extinguishing agent is powder, discharged by means of a compressed gas (air, nitrogen, carbon dioxide) at a pressure of 16atm. It has applications for solids, liquids and gases; the extinguisher will be useful for larger fires and small fire sources; it consists of a cylinder in which the gas is placed. The operating range is -40°C to +50°C ; extinguishers should be recharged once every 5 years. 
  • Foam - the extinguishing agent is foam created from a concentrate of foaming agent and water, which is expelled under the influence of compressed gas. It is used to extinguish organic solids, flammable liquids, oils and fats. 
  • Snow - the extinguisher is filled with liquid carbon dioxide, which expands when opened and has a temperature of -80°C , forms a form of dry ice on the surface and leaves no residue. The extinguisher consists of a thick-walled cylinder, a flexible hose and a tube, and is usually used when extinguishing flammable liquids; 
  • Mist - the extinguishing agent is water mist, or demineralised water. The main advantage of this type of extinguisher is the lack of damage to property, extinguishers are used in hotels, warehouses, garages, shops, etc. 

Breathing apparatus cylinders 

A breathing apparatus is personal protective equipment that is used in an airborne environmental emergency. Two types of protective equipment can be distinguished: isolation equipment, which has its own supply of oxygen or air, and equipment for which air is supplied from the outside. An important component of protective equipment is the compressed air cylinder. We can distinguish between two types of cylinder:     

Type Definition 
Steel are used to supplement air equipment, are used as a container for a standard air mixture with a permissible working pressure of 300 bar; they are made of chrome-nickel-molybdenum steel and weigh about 10 kg 
Composite for use with open-circuit breathing apparatus, made of carbon fibre, glass fibre or epoxy resin, cartridge made of aluminium 

Diving cylinders 

A diving cylinder is one of the main pieces of equipment for a diver and is an essential part of any breathing kit. It is a container that is designed to store compressed gas. Usually such cylinders are manufactured from steel or aluminium. Steel cylinders are ideal for diving in freshwater. Compared to aluminium cylinders, they are lighter and more evenly balanced. Unfortunately, steel cylinders corrode very quickly and are more prone to rusting, especially in seawater. When diving in saltwater, an aluminium cylinder is a better option. It is more resistant to rusting and the salt water is not as damaging. Each cylinder has a neck, a cup, a jacket and a bottom. The neck is located at the top of the cylinder and this is where the valve is located. The cup has all the information associated with the type of cylinder. The bottom is made of the thickest layer of material, steel cylinders usually have a round bottom so that they can be stood up. Diving cylinders have different operating pressures, from 150 at to 300 at, and vary in capacity from 1 L to 18 L.  

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