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Questions

FIRSTLY, WE DO NOT STOCK, SELL OR HAVE ANY ASSOCIATION WITH CREAM CHARGERS.

ANY TELEPHONE CALLS, EMAILS OR REQUESTS OF THIS NATURE WILL BE IGNORED.

 

Unfortunately we no longer supply the refill by carrier service due to intermediary complications which caused problems. This doesn't mean that this service won't return in the future should the right balance be found once again.

 

 

Q: Can anyone in the UK fill any NX, NOS, NOSWIZARD or any other manufacturers cylinders?

A: In the UK only pie marked cylinders can be filled on commericial premises (for example, a site which is governed by the HSE) and is also EU (PED or TPED) Approved. Any EU approved cylinder will have a " n " mark on it, otherwise known as a piemark.

http://www.luxfercylinders.com/about/qualitycontrol/tped.shtml (Please click for details)

 

Q: Is my Cylinder EU approved?

A: At this time, all cylinders manufactured within the UK and Europe have TPED or PED approval meaning they ARE EU approved. NX and NOS Cylinders are not EU approved as they only conform to DOT standards, and SHOULD NOT be commercially refilled within the EU.

D.O.T. cylinders we're allowed to be imported into the UK using a European Multilateral Agreement but it clearly states that cylinders which do not comply with that agreement should be re-exported back to the country of origin for re-filling (as of June 2006 this agreement has now been extended to 2011 and renamed the M180).

http://www.unece.org/trans/danger/multi/agree.wpf/m0180_e.htm(Please click for details)

 

Q. Where can I get get my NON-EU cylinder filled?

A. If you are a non-comercial refiller, you are allowed to refill your own cylinder at home but please ensure refilling is never done once your cylinders test date has expired. Please click this link for home refilling details.

 

Q: What is the test period?

A: The test period is a term commonly used within the cylinder filling industry. It indicates that a cylinder is tested and safe to fill. At time of writing, an aluminium cylinders test period is 10 years from date of manufacture or retest as stated by the Health and Safety Executive. If you look on the shoulder of the cylinder you will see a date, usually in the MM/YY format.

I.e. 04/04, which would mean that cylinder should not be refilled after the start of April 2014.

 

Q: Is it possible to Retest cylinders?

A: Yes it is, We can do it and retest costs (£50 + P&P).

However non-EU Cylinders CANNOT be retested or modified to EU spec. 

 

Q: Can you refill Cold Fusion, NOS, Nx cylinders?

A: As mentioned before, if there is no " n " mark then no, legally we can not. Cold Fusion cylinders DO HAVE the pie mark.

 

Q: Do Prices included VAT?

A: Prices within the trade section exclude VAT. Prices within the retail section already include Vat.

 

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