Don Kinney is the owner of Cylinder Training Services (CTS). He started formally working with and filling high pressure cylinders in 1991. With his background in public safety he continued to gain knowledge in the field of high pressure cylinders and began to develop training programs. He has developed programs for PSI/PCI including; Eddy Current testing (2003), SCBA, Fire Department (2004) and their Fire Safety Seminar program (2004). He went on to develop his own visual inspection program covering cylinders, valves, cleaning and compressors in 2011. At this time he realized that inspectors needed a source for affordable and high quality inspection tools. His tools are designed for the high pressure cylinder industry, and assist them in determining damage and ensuring cylinders remain safe. In 2014 he developed an inspection program for International Training (ITI) where he published a manual and developed an on line training program. Don continues to dedicate himself to safety in the high pressure cylinder industries. He prides himself on understanding the client and their needs and coming up with a safe and useful training program designed to keep them safe and save them thousands of dollars. here.

Cylinder Training Services teaches courses for SCUBA, FIRE DEPARTMENTS, AVIATION, HYDROTESTERS, PAINTBALL or any other industry which deals in HIGH PRESSURE CYLINDERS. A high pressure cylinder is generally defined as any vessel which contains over 40 (psig).

The company owner has been inspecting and working in the cylinder industry since 1999. During this time we have exposed many individuals, companies and government agencies to the importance of cylinder safety and proper inspection techniques. We have worked on or developed training programs for cylinder inspections, the training and proper use of eddy current testing, specialized in training fire fighters in the safe use and inspection of their SCBA equipment and the importance of safety training for employees in the workplace.

During the inspection process unique and specialized tools make the job easier and more economical. Cylinder Training Services has customized and designed specailzed reference plates, internal inspection lights and numerous other tools used by anyone inspecting cylinders. 

Numerous organizations take our training and have on-staff instructors in the program:

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Cirque Du Soleil (Aquatics program)
Bureau of Reclamation (U.S. Government)
University of Arizona Cryogenics
U.S. Military Diving and Aviation Units
Dive Stores

Our training program focuses on the user / employee who works with high pressure cylinders and the issues involving the following:

Cylinder types ( steel, aluminum and composite)
Rules and regulations
Valves
Compressors
Safe use and handling

Our goal is to take an employee, experienced in the handling of cylinders, or not, and give them the knowledge to create a safe working environment and protect the employer from unexpected fines or safety violations.