LPG BBQ Gas Bottle Testing Adelaide

What Do We Do?

As accredited service providers, the technicians at National Hydro Cylinder Testing Services are here to perform your LPG BBQ Gas Bottle Testing Adelaide.

We operate and manage an approved gas cylinder test station number 720. Focusing and specialising in all aspects of Gas Cylinder Testing.

With more than 35 years’ experience we are able to assist with all requires of Gas Cylinder requirements including for LPG gas cylinders.

When you work with us you can be assured you will receive high quality service and care from our friendly technicians, assisting you with all your needs to help you with your LPG BBQ gas bottle testing Adelaide.

Gas Bottle Testing Adelaide
Are all Gas Bottle Cylinders the Same

There are 4 various LPG bottle available for the the use of Liquid Petroleum Gas in various sizes for cooking and heating.

  • Steel
  • Galvanised
  • Stainless Steel
  • Composite

Steel and Galvanised Bottles are commonly found for the use in domestic cooking on BBQ’s and Caravan usage.

Stainless Steel Bottles are commonly found in marine boating environment where corrosion is an issue.

Composite Bottles are found in Motor Homes and Caravans where light weight bottles are required.

Testing Requirements

Steel, Stainless Steel and Galvanised Bottles the test cycle is on a (10) ten yearly basis.

Composite Bottles the test cycle is on a (5) five yearly basis.
NB: It should be noted the Composite Bottles have a life cycle of (15) fifteen years from the date of manufacture.

Valve Replacements

The Valve is an important safety aspect to the LPG Bottle and are required to be replaced at the bottles test cycle interval.

  • The first safety aspect is the Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) which is normally found inbuilt at the rear of the Cylinder Valve depicted by a red plastic cap.
    The PRV is intended to operate when the LPG Bottle is subject to intense stress and the pressure is building to a point that the Bottle could face catastrophic failure and rupture.
  • PRV will normally operate around 2.58MPa / 2585KPa / 375psi releasing the Bottles gas traffic to the atmosphere thus preventing the cylinder to rupture.
Valve Upgrade Requirements Oct 2021
  • The second safety feature which was introduced in 2021 was with a new valve called Type LCC27 this replaced the old style valved called Type 21 POL Valve.
  • The safety aspect of the LCC27, it will not accidentally release LPG to the atmosphere if the Valve Tap was turned on.
  • The LCC27 requires the POL connector or a LCC27 connector to be inserted before LPG is released.

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Gas Cylinder Classification Code

There have been a number of discussions on various online forums relating to the type of gas bottle required for use on caravans.

However, the comments being shared in these forums are perpetuating urban myths that have no basis in fact.

Specifically, claims that you can only use gas bottles with certain Coating Classification Codes on a caravan and that the use of the wrong gas bottle could void your insurance.

There is no truth to either of these contentions.

Caravan Gas Bottle-Cylinder Requirements

In summary:

• There are no caravan specific standards, including types of coatings, that apply to the gas bottles themselves.

• There are very specific requirements on how and where you store the gas bottles in and on a caravan.

• The total number of gas bottles that you can legally carry is subject to control and can vary based on different state regulations.

• Gas bottle holders must withstand a 4g load.

The Australian Standard Explained

To explain, a bit of background is in order.

As with most urban myths, there is a bit of fact mixed in with misinformation.

The paint coatings for caravan sized gas bottles are covered under AS2469-2005, in Section 11.

This Standard specifies manufacturing requirements for welded carbon and stainless steel cylinders with water capacity not less than 0.1kg or more than 150kg.

The Standard does NOT reference any application restrictions.

There are four Coating Classification Codes in this manufacturing Standard.

The Classification Codes are stamped into the neck ring of the gas bottles.

Depending on the Classification Code, the number 1, 2, 3, or 4 will appear within a 10mm circle.  The lower the number, the more durable the finish.

The Coating Classification Codes

Classification Code 1:

These are hot dipped galvanised gas bottles.

This would be the most durable finish but these bottles could cost 3X what a normal caravan gas bottle would cost.

Classification Code 2:

These are abrasive blasted, then coated with a base coat and a zinc rich top coat.

Classification Code 3:

These are sprayed with a single layer of a zinc coating.

Classification Code 4:

These are sprayed with a primer and a polyester top coat.

This would be the least durable finish.

For all your LPG BBQ gas bottle testing Adelaide. Our experienced team cans service you in a timely matter with a friendly smile. Call us today to chat on 1300 883 473.

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