Cylinder Recertification

Propane cylinders must be recertified every 10 years. Recertification, sometimes referred to as requalification, includes a visual inspection followed by replacement of the relief valve and the embedding of a new stamp into the steel collar, which shows the latest inspection date. The cylinder must be completely empty of propane.

Waterloo County propane is licensed by the Canadian government’s Department of Transportation to recertify propane cylinders. Common cylinder sizes that can be recertified include:

  • 5 lb. used mostly for camping
  • 10 lb. used mostly for camping
  • 30 lb. used on most RV campers
  • 40 lb. used on some larger RV campers
  • 60 lb. used for commercial, industrial, cabins and cottages
  • 100 lb. used for commercial, industrial, cabins and cottages
  • 200 lb. used for commercial, industrial, cabins and cottages
  • 420 lb. used for commercial, industrial, cabins and cottages
  • 20 lb. floor burnisher cylinders
  • 33 lb. forklift cylinders
  • 43.3 lb. forklift cylinders

Note:

  • We do not recertify 20 lb. cylinders because it is not cost affective
  • Automotive tanks used for motor fuel must be inspected and recertified every 5 years at a government approved facility (we are not licensed for automotive tank approval).
  • Cylinders cannot be recertified if they have:
        • excessive rust
        • gouging
        • denting
        • bulging
        • dented welds
        • have broken or damaged collars or foot rings
        • have been involved in a fire

PleaseĀ call us to arrange for propane cylinder recertification.