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The COVID-19 pandemic brought radical changes to the hospitality industry. One of those changes was the growth of using the outdoors for dining, entertainment space, and events altogether.
And even after pandemic-related restrictions were eased or eliminated, many hospitality businesses embraced the opportunities created using outdoor space.
Many restaurants—whether in the suburbs or urban centers—created covered outdoor dining spaces that could be used nearly year-round. Hotels and dedicated events centers have also taken advantage of their outdoor spaces to add entertainment and amenities that help attract guests and grow their daily businesses.
Propane is at the center of this development thanks to outdoor appliances such as grills, deck and patio heaters, firepits, outdoor fireplaces, and more. Composite propane cylinders from Viking Cylinders allow your hospitality business to easily take advantage of these benefits of propane in outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes.
What makes composite propane cylinders a better choice?
One of the biggest challenges of using propane cylinders in hospitality is that traditional metal cylinders are both heavy and unwieldy. That inherently makes them difficult for many employees to lift and carry to replace empty cylinders in your outdoor appliances with speed and ease.
Alternatively, Viking Cylinders composite propane cylinders weigh approximately half as much as metal cylinders. Their handles are more ergonomically correct. Both lead to the cylinders being much easy to move—allowing for a more streamlined change-out process.
Another advantage our composite cylinders offer is that our pressure vessel—where the propane is stored—is translucent. Employees can easily see exactly how much propane is inside without having to rely on the rough estimate of a tank gauge, or for the appliance itself to run low, or run out entirely, first.
And because the cylinders are not made of metal, you do not need to worry about rust damaging concrete, stone, or other surfaces that they’ll be placed on.
Further, Viking Cylinders are unmatched when it comes to safety. They have a stronger burst pressure than metal cylinders. You also don’t need to worry about boiling liquid expanding vapor explosions (BLEVE).
That’s because, even in cases of fire, our cylinders are BLEVE-free. The composite materials melt or burn away in a fire, which allows the propane within to simply burn off without fear of BLEVE.
Viking Cylinders—leading innovation both domestically and internationally
Viking Cylinders is the North American brand of Hexagon Ragasco, the world’s leader when it comes to composite propane cylinders.
We have been at the forefront of composite propane cylinder technology for more than 20 years; we’re certified in more than 100 countries and have sold more than 20 million cylinders.
You can be assured of quality and safety with Viking Cylinders. Every single one of our composite propane cylinders is manufactured in one facility: Our state-of-the-art plant in Norway. Every step of our patented, automated production process is done here, from raw materials to the finished product.
Constructed with an inner layer of blow-molded polyethylene, the pressure vessel is reinforced by winding glass fibers and resins around it. Additionally, an ergonomic polyethylene casing safeguards the vessel while also making it easier to lift and carry than metal cylinders.
Are you looking to improve your commercial operations with propane? Look to partner with Viking Cylinders. Our advanced products can bring new possibilities to your hospitality business. Contact us today to learn more. We’ll happily provide you a free quote—and will even send you a sample to see the benefits for yourself.
Discover the Benefits of Composite Forklift Cylinders from Viking Cylinders
On any given day, there are approximately 670,000 propane-powered forklifts being used in the United States. This number is expected to further increase as more and more businesses are discovering the benefits of using propane as opposed to electric or gasoline models.
Why is propane the overwhelming fuel of choice for forklifts? Truth be told, there are many reasons to consider:
- Because they don’t create emissions, they can be used safely both indoors and outside.
- They run at full power so long as there is propane in the cylinder; electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains closer to zero.
However, what makes propane forklifts really stand out is their impact on efficiency and productivity. When a propane forklift cylinder runs out of propane, your forklift driver only needs to replace the empty tank with a full one and they are back to work. That entire process can take less than five minutes. Electric forklifts, on the other hand, are sidelined for eight hours or more as they are recharging. Consequently, you also lose workspace at your building to accommodate electric forklift chargers.
All these reasons make for a great case in adding a forklift cylinder exchange service using composite propane cylinders from Viking Cylinders.
From construction companies, to warehouses and distribution centers, partnering with Viking Cylinders to provide these businesses with our safe, easy-to-use forklift tanks is a definitive way to dramatically grow your customer base and diversify your business.
Forklift Exchanges Using Composite Propane Cylinders
Viking Cylinders’ propane forklift cylinders offer many advantages for your business and your potential customers.
For your business, you’re able to offer personalized forklift cylinder exchange solutions that are both cutting-edge, efficient, and unique in application.
Further, your cylinders can be custom-made in your business’s colors. Since they don’t rust or scratch like metal cylinders, they’ll help in making your brand more attractive and visible without any impact on its usability.
Composite Cylinders vs. Traditional Aluminum Cylinders
Our composite propane forklift cylinders are also easy to sell thanks to its outstanding features that provide direct benefits to your partners and consumers alike:
- A composite cylinder does not rust or deteriorate as traditional aluminum cylinders do. This leads to lowered maintenance and replacement costs.
- Viking Cylinders’ forklift cylinders are also translucent, making it easy to see exactly how much propane is left inside.
- One of the biggest advantages our composite cylinders offer is being so much lighter than traditional cylinders. In fact, our cylinders weigh up to 20 pounds less than a comparable metal cylinder and fall well-below OSHA’s 50-pound recommended lifting limit.
- The reduced weight—combined with our ergonomically friendly design including comfortable handles—makes them easier for employees to lift and install, helping to improve workplace safety and productivity.
Speaking of productivity, we offer a fast-fill connection customized to your market so cylinders can be refilled more efficiently.
Discover the Viking Cylinders Advantage Today
Viking Cylinders is the North American brand of Hexagon Ragasco, the world leader in composite propane cylinders. We’ve been advancing composite cylinder technology for more than 30 years.
Our safety record is unrivaled, with certifications in approximately 100 nations.
We’ve sold millions of our cylinders, each of which is made at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Norway. Our cylinders meet or exceed all OSHA standards for safety.
Learn more about how partnering with Viking Cylinders can help grow your commercial propane business. Contact us today for a FREE consultation or visit our website to request a sample of a composite propane cylinder to see the benefits for yourself.
We made it easy to find out all about us
Viking Cylinders has revolutionized how propane cylinders are made and used with our innovative composite propane cylinders.
Our new website has been created to showcase that innovation and make it easy for you to learn more about our outstanding products with an enhanced user experience.
Updates we have made include:
- detailed information about our company
- a complete product catalog
- improved organization of the site to make it easier to find the information you’re looking for
- details about and technical specifications of our line of composite cylinders
- in-depth information about the wide range of uses for our products, including forklifts, hospitality, recreation and outdoor living, grilling, RVing, camping, and boating
- simple online forms to contact us, request a quote or sample, request information about our cylinders, access your account, and find a cylinder requalifier near you
- detailed safety information about our cylinders
- answers to commonly asked questions about our cylinders
Remember to bookmark our home page and check back regularly. We’ll be sharing the latest news about our company, along with updating information about our cylinders and services.
Would you like to learn more about Viking Cylinders for your propane business or home? Get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to help!