LP Gas Inspections
Automotive LP Retest
LPG cylinders need to inspected and tested every 10 years. Haines Gas Services is a licensed test station, accredited by SIO Global and Standards Australia, to perform LPG Cylinder re-certification in accordance with AS/NZS 2337.
Firstly, the tank has to be out of the car for us to inspect and test. Once you have out of the car bring the tank to our premises at Erina and we can look after the rest.
We check your cylinder for the correct markings and stampings, we determine if there is gas left in it, and if there is we safely evacuate all remaining gas and then begin the inspections.
The outside of the cylinder is checked for signs of corrosion, bulges, Dents, cuts, scrapes, gouges, rub marks or any other sort of damage. If there is any sign of the above, it is assessed against the standard and determined whether it will pass or fail. Any tank which has damage which exceeds the tolerances in the standard will be condemned.
Once the outside of the cylinder passes inspection the valves are then striped out. A visual internal examination is preformed to check for corrosion, scale, or heat effected zones, any contamination is cleaned out, valve threads and sealing surfaces are cleaned and inspected.
The safety valve (or pressure relief valve) is discarded and a new valve is fitted in every re-test. The contents level arm and service tap are checked for wear and correct operation, and replaced as necessary. The valves are now re-installed in the cylinder, all threads are re-sealed and all seals and retaining screws are replaced.
The LPG cylinder is pressurised and all welds are checked for leakage as well as valves and fittings. If there are no gas leaks or defects the tank is re-stamped with our test station stamp and date it was carried out.
That’s it, safe and sound for another 10 years.
Please contact us to book in for your LPG tank test.