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3 Basic Methods of Checking the Content Level of a Gas Cylinder



The proper and best ways of Checking the content level of our Gas Cylinder. The good thing is that some of the tips are among common and possible things we can do comfortably from the comfort of our homes and neighborhood.


a) The Temperature method

b) The weight method

c) The Pressure method


a) The Temperature Method

The instrument for measuring the level of the Gas cylinder in this Method is water.

First of all, you boil the water. Then you pour it on one side of the gas cylinder or tank.

Then you touch it to feel the temperature. You can move your hand from the top most to the bottom. The place that still retains the heat or warmth of the boiled water signifies emptiness, but the point where there is a change in the temperature of the water tells us about the amount that is still remaining.

Thus, the level of the content is determined when we identify where the hot temperature stops, and where the changed cool temperature begins. That is why it is called the temperature method, because it involves a change in temperature.

b) The Weight method

The instrument for measuring the level of the gas cylinder here is the scale.

Normally, some empty cylinder tanks weigh 17 Ibs. In order to get the amount of liquid petroleum gas that is contained in the cylinder, you need to subtract the size of the empty cylinder from the total amount of the scaled result.

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For instance: For a 20 Ibs bar scale. If the scale weighed 27 Ibs. The actual amount will be : 27 (total amount weighed) minus 17 (the weight of the cylinder) = 10 Ibs. Therefore, the gas cylinder can be said to be half-full or half-empty as the case maybe.

C) The Pressure Method

This Method involves checking the pressure inside the gas cylinder. The instrument needed for this measuring is the valve (that’s the pressure valve).

The valve comes with an indicator, which is the pressure gauge. For a typical pressure gauge that has 3 colours, namely: Green, Yellow, and Red.

The Green means it is Okay. Yellow depicts that it is low or below standard. While the Red is a sign of dryness or almost dry, and calls for a refill.

Finally, we hope this helps you to know how to check your gas cylinder. But most importantly, it should save you from domestic disappointment of having your cylinder run dry when preparing a heavy meal.

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So please, before you embark on preparing heavy meals or baking some snacks, make sure you run any of these checks that is accessible to you. It could really save you some troubles or disappointment.