REFILLABLE GAS BOTTLES

gpz

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does anybody know what happens when the due date is up on refillable gas bottles do you take them back to the supplier and do you have to pay to get them changed im looking at buying a pair off second hand bottles but they only have 7 years left on them anybody had this problem any help appreciated
 
Feb 16, 2013
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Don't know how old you are mate but I'm afraid 7 years would probably be enough for me,no worrys
 
Nov 3, 2013
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Hi.
I had a couple of the red safefill when they came out,good bit of kit,i was under the impression that when the date was reached,you just had them tested and re-certificated........I" Could be wrong"........ Often am,unlike my wife....... That's me out of here!!!
Tea Bag
 
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gpz

gpz

May 24, 2012
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thanks for all your replys i have e mailed gaslow i found out that after 10 -15 years you have to return the gas cylinders for replacement for a charge but it does not say how much so hopefully gaslow will reply
 
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Don't know about gaslow but industrial cylinders are tested every 5 years, pressure and visual tests. I believe Calor are also tested this way. There is a european pressure test directive for all pressure vessels to be tested periodically. I would have thought that Gaslow cylinders would only need retest and the 14 year figure seems overlong. I would carefully check the cylinders for a set of stamped numbers and letters indicating the last test or the original pressure test.
Googled it and these guys specialise inlow pressure gas cylinders -:
(y) http://www.southstaffsindustries.com/index.html
 

johnp10

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Tea Bag,
You more or less have it.

gpz,
The norm is 10 years between inspections for propane cylinders.
(That's inspection by an authorised body.)
The gas company will have to pay for the inspection, hence the charge involved.
Some cylinders may be authorised for 15 years, so the gas man has it spot on.
Whether 10 or 15 years will depend upon the manufacture date and authorisation.

There are slightly different rules for composite cylinders, but I would agree with Chaser and Tambo.
Don't worry about it for 6 years or so.

Just professional curiosity:
Could you check with Gaslow to see if the cylinders are of composite materials, and can you check the cylinder to see if it has a mark "P15Y" on it?
Cheers
 
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gpz

gpz

May 24, 2012
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i got a reply from gaslow this morning basically saying as the first bottles are only ten years old and they have a 15 year date stamp they cannot tell me what the cost will be so still dont know thanks for all your input
 
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