Most air compressors used in a commercial environment needs to be officially inspected by a Pressure Vessel Inspector from the Department of Industrial Relations, Pressure Vessel Unit.
This requirement has been around for many years, but some dental folks haven’t heard of it or are totally confused or pray it can’t be real. I will let you label yourself.
So if your compressor hasn’t been inspected, you need to contact the Department of Industrial Relations and set an appointment ASAP.
Questions and Answers
Q: Can my dental supply technician do the inspection?
Q: Was the inspection done when my compressor was installed?
Q: How would I know if the inspection was done?
A: You received a permit which might be posted near the compressor. Also the inspector placed large numbers on the tank with a black marker.
Q: How often does the inspection need to be done?
A: Depending on a few factors, every five years.
Q: Is there a charge for the inspection?
A: YES, remember you are in California.