Propane tanks and cylinders, much like the vehicles you drive must be periodically inspected for proper operation and condition to ensure customer safety. Cylinders must be recertified 12 years after their date of manufacturer (manufacture dates are usually stamped into the collar of the cylinder). For example, a 20lbs propane grill cylinder manufactured in February of 2000 must be recertified by February 2012. Propane marketers and retailers are obligated by law to refuse refilling any “out of date” cylinders, they must be recertified. After the initial 12th year recertification, cylinders must be recertified every 5 years. This process is simple and fast, usually only taking a few minutes for one of our trained personnel to ensure your tank is safe and ready for operation.
Periodic maintenance of propane cylinders and storage tanks act as a preventative safety measure while also extending the useable life of your equipment. Damaged collars, valves, gauges, or foot rings can create hazardous conditions that need to be addressed immediately. Well maintained tanks can last business owners up to 50 years or more, but maintenance is critical in detecting and fixing any issues that may develop over time.
Shawley’s is well versed in propane storage tank installation, maintenance, and repair. Over our 40 years of business we have serviced thousands of propane tanks across the entire spectrum of locations, configurations, environments and sizes. From residential 20lbs grill tanks to 30,000+ gallon industrial bulk storage tanks, we have seen and done it all. In fact, our experience is so great that we are called upon by local and state governmental agencies for propane related emergencies. No matter your problem, from sticking gauges to leaking valves, we are ready and willing to offer you a solution.