Propane Safety Guidelines

  • Propane is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly.
  • Please read and understand the cylinder warning label before using PRO2GO Cylinder
Be familiar with Propane’s Odour
  • When produced, propane is both colourless and odourless.
  • An odourant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added so, in the event of a leak, you can detect the escaping gas by its strong, distinct smell (like rotten eggs, a skunk, or boiling cabbage).
Exchange Propane Cylinder Transportation
  • Transport cylinder in an upright and secure position.
  • No smoking is allowed in the vehicle in which the cylinder is being transported.
  • The maximum number of cylinders that can be transported is five (5).
  • Remove the cylinder from the vehicle as soon as possible after transporting and place securely in a well-ventilated area in an upright position.
Propane Cylinder Storage and Use
  • Store cylinder outdoors in shaded area.
  • Store cylinder away from flame and heat.
  • Use only on appliances and BBQ’s approved for propane.
  • Check cylinder and line connections periodically to be sure that they are tight.
  • Check for leaks using detergent or soapy water – never use a match or flame.
Customer Warning
  • Know the odour of Liquid Propane Gas (LP-Gas). If you hear, see or smell leaking LP-Gas, immediately get everyone away from the cylinder and call the Fire Department. Do not attempt repairs.
  • LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low places while dissipating.
  • Contact with the liquid contents of cylinder will cause freeze burns to the skin.
  • Do not allow children to tamper or play with cylinder.
  • When not connected for use, keep cylinder valve turned off. Self contained outdoor cooking appliances shall be limited to a cylinder of 20 lb. capacity or less.
  • Do not use, store or transport cylinder where it would be exposed to high temperatures. Relief valve may open allowing a large amount of flammable gas to escape.
  • When transporting, keep cylinder secured in an upright position with cylinder valve turned off.
When Connecting for Use
  • Use only in compliance with applicable codes.
  • Read and follow manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Consult manufacturers’ instructions concerning the cylinder connection provided with your appliance.
  • Be sure regulator vent is not pointing up.
  • Turn off all valves on the appliance.
  • Do not check for gas leaks with a match or open flame. Apply soapy water at areas marked “X” on the diagram on the cylinder warning label. Open cylinder valve. If bubble appears, close valve and have LP-Gas service person make needed repairs. Also check appliance valves and connections to make sure they do not leak before lighting appliance.
  • When appliance is not in use, keep cylinder valve closed.
  • Store and use cylinder in upright, vertical position

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