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DOT Issues SP 16320 For Life Extension of DOT – CFFC Carbon Composite Cylinder

Updated: May 16, 2018

The long wait is over. PHMSA/DOT has issued Special Permit 16320 that allows for the life extension of civilian SCBA CFFC vessels. Below is the link on the DOT web page regarding this industry changing Special Permit:

PHMSA/DOT - Public Notice

To read the actual SP as issued, please see following link:


For more information:

Mark E. Anderson, Director Sales and Marketing, Digital Wave Corporation

Telephone: 303-790-7559 | marka@digitalwavecorp.com

Dr. Brian Burks, VP Engineering, Digital Wave Corporation

Telephone: 303-790-7559 | brianb@digitalwavecorp.com

About Digital Wave Corporation:

Digital Wave Corporation is a privately held manufacturer of ultrasonic examination (UE) cylinder testing equipment, modal acoustic emission (MAE) testing equipment and a provider of associated inspection services. With applications worldwide, Digital Wave and its partners serve government and private clients in the compressed gas, pressure vessel and cylinder industries. Applications include all metallic and composite pressure vessels from low to ultra high pressure applications.