Issam Kanafani

Name: Issam Kanafani
Qualifications: PADI IDC Staff Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer, & a Certified Scuba Technician for various brands.

Gear Repair FAQ

Regulator overhaul journey
1. File regulator overhaul job-order.
2. Log regulator brand, model, and serial numbers into repair center helpdesk system and generate a unique job-order number for future tracking, follow-up, and update.
3. Visual inspection of all regulator elements. i.e., First Stage, Second Stage, Alternate Air Source, SPG, and Hoses.
4. Bench check performance evaluation to determine operational condition, log results on job-order form.
5. Ensure availability of manufacturer's official engineering diagram to follow proper tear down and reassembly procedures.
6. Disconnect Regulator's 1st, 2nd stages, SPG, and all hoses from each other.
7. Inspect all hoses and dispose of hose O-Rings.
8. Clean hose ends with Ultrasonic cleaner.
9. Replace all hose O-Rings with new ones.
10. Complete 1st stage disassembly / teardown.
11. Visually inspect all parts prior to cleaning. N.B. Only genuine manufacturer's recommended parts are used and are inspected prior to installation.
12. Carefully Place 1st stage metal parts inside the ultrasonic cleaner.
13. Clean all 1st stage metal parts with ultrasonic cleaning solution.
14. Carefully hand clean all 1st stage plastic, rubber, and silicone parts.
15. Complete disassembly / teardown of 2nd stages.
16. Inspect all 2nd stages parts prior to cleaning.
17. Place all 2ns stages metal parts inside the ultrasonic cleaner.
18. Clean all 2nd stages metal parts with ultrasonic cleaning solution.
19. Carefully hand clean all 2nd stages plastic, rubber, and silicone parts.
20. Visually inspect 2nd stages mouthpieces and inhalation diaphragms for damages or wear.
21. Check second stages regulator body for any visible cracks.
22. All parts 40% O2 compatible cleaning. Or 100% O2 if required.
23. 1st stage assembly using O2 compatible lubricants.
24. 2nd stage assembly using O2 compatible lubricants.
25. Remove, Clean, Replace, and Lubricate High Pressure (HP) Gauge and Air Spool O-Rings.
26. Complete regulator reassembly to meet initial configuration.
27. Thoroughly break in new High Pressure Seat.
28. Regulator bench test and set both Intermediate Pressure (IP) and 2nd stages Cracking Effort to manufacturer's specification or as customer preferred custom settings.
29. Visual confirmation of no visible leaks.
30. Ensure all valves are seated and regulator is delivering gas.
31. Log regulator's bench test results on the job-order form.
32. Complete warranty paperwork if applicable.
33. Generate invoice for spare parts and repair fees.
34. DISPOSE OF ALL replaced spare parts.
35. Present you with regulator bench test result for your reference.
36. Deliver regulator back to you and win a happy dive buddy.
BCD inspection and repair process
1. File BCD inspection and repair job-order.
2. Log BCD brand, model, and serial number into repair center helpdesk system and generate unique job-order number for future tracking and update.
3. Visual inspection of all BCD elements. i.e., Fabric, Back Plate, Power Inflator Assembly, Integrated Alternate Air Source (if applicable), Dump Valves, Straps, Buckles, Weight Pockets, Rings, etc.
4. Visual inspection and examination of Power Inflator (LP & Oral Inflation).
5. Visual inspection and examination of Integrated Alternate Air Source (if applicable).
6. Visual inspection and examination of Dump Valves.
7. Visual inspection and examination of Integrated Weight Pockets (if applicable).
8. Fabric & Weight Pockets stitching or patching (if any and is possible).
9. Disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, and reassembly of all Integrated Alternate Air Source parts.
10. Repair and lubrication of Dump Valves ports, parts, and O-Rings as required. Note: Some parts may not be repairable, and BCD may tend to become unusable and unsafe for diving.
11. In-Water visual inspection and examination of bladder assuring air hold and no visible or audible leaks.
12. Determine leak location for treatment (if any).
13. Patch leak area (if possible).
14. In-Water re-inspection to ensure successful patching.
15. In-Water inspection and test of Integrated Alternate Air Source assuring gas supply.
16. In-Water inspection and test of Integrated Weight Pockets ease of release.
17. Inspection and testing of Buckles & Rings assuring proper performance as required.
18. Log test results and performed repair procedures in job-order form.
19. Complete warranty paperwork if applicable.
20. Generate invoice for spare parts and repair fees.
21. DISPOSE OF ALL replaced spare parts.
22. Present you with BCD report for your reference.
23. Deliver BCD back to you and win a happy dive buddy.
Wrist dive computer battery replacement process
1. File wrist computer inspection and repair job-order.
2. Log wrist computer brand, model, and serial number into repair center helpdesk system and generate unique job-order number for future tracking and update.
3. Check working condition.
4. External visual inspection of all wrist computer elements.

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