Important safety information

Enjoy superior safety with composite propane cylinders from Viking Cylinders

We have the safest track record in the industry. That’s because every single one of the more than 20 million Viking products used worldwide is made in our state-of-the-art plant in Norway, where the highest standards for safety and quality are upheld.

Safety information for businesses selling or utilizing Viking Cylinders:

Viking Cylinders are certified for use in the United States under DOT Special Permit #12706. Click here to download.

In Canada they are certified by Transport Canada SU 5931. Click here to download.

If you are a propane retailer looking at expanding or improving your propane cylinder service, you can be confident offering customers our safe, well-made cylinders that are built to last. Our cylinders offer vital safety features that end users value highly in the marketplace.
Safety begins with our materials and manufacturing process. Our exclusive design and use of composite glass fibers, resins, and plastics give our cylinders a burst pressure far stronger than metal cylinders.

Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion, or BLEVE, is when there’s more pressure inside a tank than it can handle. Our propane cylinders are BLEVE-free, even in the event of a fire. Instead of exploding, the materials burn away or melt, allowing the propane inside to burn off safely.

Our cylinders are safer to transport, too, since they have a wide, stable base designed to stay upright and not tip over.

Check out the videos below to see how our products are safety-tested not only against flames but also against leaks, torque, abrasions, drops, and long-term pressure changes.

Safety tips for consumers:

Whether you’re using one of our cylinders for grilling, RVing or any other activity, we’ve put together some propane safety best practices to help you enjoy it in safety and security.

Safety tips for using our cylinders at home:

  • Do not store or use propane cylinders indoors, in the garage or enclosed space like a carport or sunporch.
  • Store propane cylinders away from flames and spark-producing tools, including your grill.
  • Place all outdoor propane appliances such as your grill, firepit or insect trap on a firm, level surface.
  • Make sure that your outdoor propane appliances are at least five feet away from your house, deck railings, outdoor furniture, trees, bushes and other combustible materials.
  • Do not smoke when transporting cylinders for exchange or refill.

Safety tips for camping, RVs, and boating:

  • Make sure the propane equipment you use gets regular, professional maintenance so that it operates safely.
  • Propane contains a scent that is similar to rotten eggs. If you detect it in or around your RV or boat, get out as soon as possible and call 911.
  • Know the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or others in your boat, tent or RV are showing any symptoms, seek help immediately.
  • NEVER use the stove in your RV or boat for space heating.
  • NEVER use, store or transport propane cylinders in the passenger or living areas of your RV.

We are the industry’s leader in safety. Contact us to learn more about our safety features.

Do not store against sharp edges and areas where cuts and fiber damage can occur.

Do not handle violently.

Do not drop the cylinder.