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Which scuba service test bench should I choose?

And what scuba service test bench connection options do I have?


Scuba service and maintenance are done at different levels and locations, from dive shops to liveaboards to individual scuba repair technicians.

Servicing a scuba regulator isn't something to be frivolous about, it's serious business and your customers expect to get back underwater safely.

After the annual service, we recommend that our customers use a test bench when adjusting scuba first and second-stage regulators to guarantee this safety.


A frequently asked question is: We want to purchase a test bench, but which test bench is the optimal choice for our shop?

This blog provides insight into which scuba test bench might suit your company.


A collection of 5 different scuba test bench.

There are several factors that we must take into account:

  • The number of regulators to be serviced.

  • The location where the regulator will be serviced

  • Connection options of the test bench

  • Comfort while doing the service

  • The service you want to provide to your customers


Let's start with the number of regulators to be serviced.

The number of regulators owned by the dive shop or school. and The number of customer regulators that are serviced annually.


These 2 factors added together form a total number, based on this number you can determine which test bench is an added value for your dive shop.


The location where the regulators are serviced.

What is important here is not in which room of your dive center or shop the test bench will be placed, but where you provide the regulator service.


Here we distinguish:

  • Dive centers (own equipment and sometimes that of a customer).

  • Dive centers with shop (own equipment and large quantities from customers).

  • Liveaboards (top service by solving the problem on the spot).

  • Dive centers located in hotels or resorts (own equipment and sometimes that of a guest).

  • Individuals servicing their gear (one or two regulators per year).

  • Dive clubs (once a year all club regulators).


Connection options of the test bench

The question is whether you want to connect the test bench to an air source like a compressor or scuba cylinder next to the workbench.

Where you have access to a bench mount to connect your regulator to during your work.

Or perhaps you don't want to connect the test bench to an air source, but you like to service the regulator while it is connected to a scuba cylinder at a dive site or on a boat.


Comfort while doing the service

It is possible to connect the regulator to a cylinder in combination with an intermediate pressure gauge on your inflator hose. And perform your service this way.


This is not a problem at all with a small number of regulators. Still, if you do this with larger numbers or if it is your daily work, it is nice to have all your information regarding adjustment immediately available.

We recommend connecting the regulator to a bench mount to make your service work even more comfortable.


The service you want to provide to your customers

Servicing regulators is possible without using a test bench, but the question is, how far are you willing to go to ensure that your customers leave your store as satisfied as possible?


Various test benches and their connection options

Professional test bench connection diagram.

Here we show the various test benches sold in our shop, All connection options are visible in color.

The SKU code is written behind the description, which can be found by entering it on the website in the search window.


For convenience, we have assumed that all test benches are connected to a scuba cylinder, of course, it is also possible to integrate the test bench into a permanent air system utilizing stainless steel tubing (SKU: 7000-SST- 007).






 

Starter and Standard test bench connection diagram.

 

Resort test bench connection diagram.




Diving on Demand / Scuba Service Tools accepts no liability for the information given in this document.

Our documents are to provide a general understanding of SCUBA diving-related topics, and not to provide specific advice.

Most authorized dealers can perform warranty, repair, and service work on your equipment. Availability of sub-assemblies and components, repair parts, specialized tools, maintenance guides, and service manuals does not imply qualification to assemble and service scuba equipment. Improper service of dive equipment can lead to serious injury or death.  

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