Viking Cylinders composite propane cylinders make RVing easier!
With summer approaching, more and more people are hitting the road in the RVs. Whether it’s a short camping trip, a family reunion, or a cross-country trek, RVs are a great way to get out and enjoy the trip.
Propane is a great energy source for the RV life. It can power many appliances in your RV such as gas stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, and central heating and cooling. With propane, there is less strain on the battery in the RV.
Propane can also be used once you get to your camp site for grills, camp stoves, tent heaters, and insect traps.
RVers love propane because the propane cylinders are portable and easy to exchange.
Are you looking to attract more RVers to your RV store, RV campground, grocery store, home improvement store, convenience store, or gas station? Give them something they want – lightweight, safe, user-friendly Viking Cylinders composite propane cylinders!
Viking Cylinders can help you grow your business with RVers seeking products for their RV life.
What makes Viking Cylinders different than other RV propane tanks?
Our cylinders are significantly lighter than traditional metal ones and feature ergonomic handles, which make them easier for customers to lift and carry.
All of our cylinders are manufactured at our advanced automated facility which guarantees consistent quality.
Viking Cylinders are also unmatched when it comes to safety. Our cylinders are designed to eliminate the risk of BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion). The materials of the cylinders are designed to melt instead of building up pressure to a potentially explosive point. This feature allows the propane inside to burn safely and dissipate.
Your business can order composite propane cylinders in its own colors, which will make them more noticeable in comparison to the competition. Additionally, these cylinders are low maintenance due to their resistance to dents and rust and can last for 15 years.
Attaching a cylinder to your RV
Shut off the supply valve on the top of the propane tank (the old phrase “lefty loosy, righty tighty” applies here). Then unscrew the tank from the hose. Remove the tank from the mount and put the full tank in its place. Attach the hose carefully. Once that’s done, turn on the new tank’s supply valve.
The next step is essential: light the gas on your RV’s stove for 10-20 seconds. This serves two purposes. First, it fills your RV’s gas lines with propane gas. Second, it purges the lines of any air pockets. This enables the appliances to run properly and safely.
If you notice your propane-powered appliances running irregularly, check the connection from the hose to the propane tank.
Propane safety tips for RVing
Used properly, propane has an outstanding safety record. Here are some best practices for using propane in your RV.
- NEVER use propane when driving. Properly secure propane cylinders on the exterior of your RV. Do not store them inside the RV when driving.
- Install propane leak detectors in your RV, especially near your gas stove, along with carbon monoxide detectors.
- Know what propane smells like. The odorant added to it gives propane gas a rotten-egg or skunk-smell odor. If you detect this in or around your RV, don’t open windows, use any appliances or lights, or try to investigate the source of the leak. Get everyone out of and away from the RV and call 911.
- For added safety when connecting a full propane cylinder to your RV, put soapy water on the hose and connection and turn on the supply valve. If bubbles form, there’s a leak. Fix the connection and keep trying until no bubbles appear.
Bring customers to your business with lightweight, easy-to-use composite cylinders from Viking Cylinders! Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.
Grow your business with Viking Cylinders composite propane tanks!
Do you own a propane retail business, or another kind of retail business? If so, you know that propane cylinders are a popular product for both consumers and businesses.
However, with many businesses like yours offering propane cylinders, you are smartly looking for a way to make your propane cylinder services stand out. You get that and more when you add Viking Cylinders composite propane cylinders to your business!
Our cylinders are quite different than the old school metal cylinders. They are approximately half the weight and that, along with our ergonomic handles, make them much easier for customers to lift and carry.
Viking Cylinders also offer superior safety. For starters, every one of our cylinders is made in our state-of-the-art, fully automated facility, ensuring uniform quality. Also, our cylinders are BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion)- free. Instead of pressure building up to an explosive point, the materials melt, allowing the propane inside to simply burn and dissipate.
Composite propane cylinders can be made in your business’ colors, to make them stand out from the competition. They are also easier to maintain, as they do not dent or rust, and have a 15-year life expectancy.
The durability and design of our cylinders, along with the lighter weight, allow for more efficient storage, transport, and handling, which reduces your operating costs.
All of this allows you to lower your costs while maximizing your profits.
Who uses composite propane tanks?
The answer to that question is, anyone who uses a propane cylinder!
While you may most commonly associate propane cylinders with grills , that is just the beginning of the potential customers you could reach by adding Viking Cylinders composite cylinders to your business.
Here are other customers who would appreciate our lightweight, user-friendly, and safe cylinders.
RVers and campers – In addition to the easier handling, the lighter weight of our composite cylinders makes them attractive to RVers and campers . Less weight can improve gas mileage for an RV. Bringing a cylinder into and out of a campsite for a camp stove or insect trap is safer and easier.
Hospitality businesses – Propane cylinders are used at hotels and restaurants for grills, deck and patio heaters, firepits, and more. Our lightweight cylinders are easier for employees to use. Also, because they are translucent, employees can easily see exactly how much propane is inside the cylinder so they can promptly make an exchange when needed.
Forklift users – Lots of industries rely on forklifts to get work done, such as construction, retail, logistics and transportation, manufacturing, and fulfillment centers. Propane forklifts are very popular due to their efficiency, power, and ability to be used both indoors and outside. Businesses would love the easier handling and safety of a composite cylinder. A forklift cylinder exchange is an easy way to add a revenue stream to your propane business.
Learn more about how Viking Cylinders can help your business expand and flourish. Contact us today to get started!
Look to Better Manage Your Operations and Bottom Line
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!