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Changing an LP Gas cylinder on a forklift truck

To change an LP Gas cylinder use the following steps:

  • Make sure that there are NO naked lights nearby
  • Close the valve on the cylinder
  • Undo the brass fastener connecting the pipe to the cylinder. (It should be hand tightened ONLY)
  • Unfasten the retaining strap(s)
  • Remove the cylinder keeping in mind the manual handling regulations
  • Replace the empty cylinder into it's correct storage place
  • Fit the new cylinder with the white arrow on the back pointing vertically down
  • Check for leaks and damage on the new cylinder
  • Reverse the above procedure taking care to HAND tighten the thread on the brass fitting

For detailed information on LP Gas systems and fitting replacement cylinders check this section of the website which will open in a new window

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