Low Prices on Replacement Survivair Cylinder Kits
American Airworks™ PO Box 1000, Sophia, WV 25921-1000 / 1-800-523-7222
Survivair Replacement Cylinders
We'll save you money on your expired composite cylinders.

Survivair® - Honeywell - Replacement SCBA Cylinder Shell Kits Shell Kit Sale!

Save about 30% off the cost of a new Survivair cylinder and valve by replacing just your expired Survivair® cylinder shell and overhauling your expensive valve. You're set for 15 more years!

Our Survivair cylinder shell kit program resurrects them. Plus, you save hundreds of dollars. Order your Survivair cylinder replacement kits to fit your expired cylinders. You get a Survivair cylinder shell, decals and instructions to replace it yourself. We can install your valve in the Sperian Fire

If your Survivair valve hasn't been overhauled within the last six to 15 years, it needs it NOW! O-rings and safety burst discs become brittle with age. A burst disc failure can rob you of your life sustaining air within just seconds. Send it to us for servicing and we'll install your new cylinder kit at the same time. We disassemble your valve completely, clean it using out ultrasonic cleaner, install new soft parts during reassembly and thoroughly test it for operation and air leaks. We warranty the valve for one year after servicing.

By the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, all composite cylinders shall be taken out of service upon completion of their fifteenth (15) year of service. For example, a cylinder with an original mfg test date of January 1998 has expired and must be removed from service. It's the law... 49CFR part 178.

Read below for info and why you need to overhaul your valve with replacing the cylinder shell.
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Note....Shell kits may have 1-6 months on the when you receive them from the
factory as they order cylinders in large batches and it takes time to sell them.

US921040 - Reconditioned 2216 Cylinder Valve - 65% off cost of $332 = $215

Time to overhaul your SCBA cylinder Valve - Charge is approx. $89.00

Valve safety burst disc becomes weak over time and constant use. They can give away while you are in an IDLH area, like a fire or chemical spill. You air supply can be gone in just seconds! They are replaced, like o-rings and soft on/off seats, during a valve overhaul.

Some high pressure valves, 4500 PSI, fit more than one Survivair cylinder. This lets you change to a different cylinder when replacing cylinder shells. Call us and we'll tell you which valve is compatible with which cylinder. Low pressure valves, 2216 PSI, must be reinstalled in low pressure hoop wrapped and full carbon cylinders.

Your valves should be shipped to us by UPS. Using UPS allows easy tracing if your valve is lost during shipping. If you want us to remove the valve, that's OK too but shipping charges will be more. There's no additional labor charge.

To benefit from this program, simply call 800-523-7222 and order your replacement cylinder kits. Valve removal is easy and installation instructions are included with each kit.

For Scott, MSA, Draeger, ISI/Avon, North, shell kits please call us. We sell a generic cylinder shell kit that is very economical to purchase.

Add a Thread Saver®, shown below, to protect your SCBA valve investment of $332.

Find Your 30% +/- Savings Off a New Cylinder and Valve Here!
Part No
Survivair Cylinder Model
Shell Kit Cost
New Cylinder
& Valve
2216 30 Min All Aluminum
2216 30 Min Full Wrap Carbon
4500 30 Min Full Wrap Carbon
4500 45 Min Full Wrap Carbon
4500 60 Min Full Wrap Carbon

Fiber Wrapped Cylinders Must Be Trashed After 15 Years

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued an advisory notice warning that composite cylinders used in self-contained breathing apparatus should have a maximum of 15 years. Once they are 15 years old, the cylinder must be discarded because they could have reduced strength without any visual indication of damage. DOT's advisory comes in response to numerous letters from fire departments expressing concern about the cost of replacing the cylinders.

The composite cylinders involved consist of a metal liner surrounded by fiber-reinforced plastic, usually fiberglass or Kevlar. The majority of the strength of such cylinder comes from the thousands of fiber filaments in the outer shell, which grow susceptible to cracks and fractures over the course of years.

Once the filaments develop a crack, the crack will continue to grow until the filaments break. Unfortunately, filaments cannot be manufactured without some cracks. More cracks are caused in the inevitable wear and tear of service. With each crack, more of the load is transferred to other filaments which consequently crack faster. Eventually, the cylinder could become so weak it ruptures.

In addition to the problem of cracking fibers, the fiberglass shell is also susceptible to a gradual loss of strength over years of containing high pressures, leading to the chance it could simply burst from normal service air pressure.

DOT warned that air tank failure during use could be extremely dangerous, noting that a fire fighter in New York state was killed when an air tank burst last year. The department established the 15 year limit because there is no test available to determine whether or not a cylinder has become so weak is should be removed from service.

For more information, contact James K. O'Steen or Charles H. Hochman,
telephone (202) 366-4545, Office of Hazardous Materials Technology,
Research and Special Programs Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation,
Washington, DC 20590-0001.

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