Camcarb continues to be a leader and has just completed a new state-of-the-art propane refill, recertification and requalification centre, complete with factory trained personnel with many years of hands on experience. This is the most advanced facility of its kind in Southern Ontario, and is an extremely valuable service for the region. Camcarb is licensed by the Canadian Government’s Department of Transportation to recertify propane cylinders including these popularsizes:
Note: Older 20 lb. and 30 lb. lay down cylinders are not recertifiable
Propane cylinders must be recertified every 10 years. This process begins with a visual inspection followed by replacing the relief valve, and then a new stamp is embedded into the steel collar to show the latest inspection date. The cylinder must be completely empty of propane before replacing the relief valve. If the cylinder is not empty when brought to be recertified, Camcarb can offer the service of burning off the remaining propane. Cylinders are not recertifiable if they have signs of excessive rust, gouging, denting, or have been involved in a fire, show signs of bulging, dented welds, or collars or foot rings that are broken or damaged.
Propane tanks that are permanently mounted to structures or vehicles do not have to be recertified, but they must be visually inspected every time they are filled to ensure that they are acceptable for use. Automotive tanks used for motor fuel must be inspected and recertified every 5 years at a government approved facility. Camcarb is not licensed for automotive tank approval. Issues with propane tanks on vehicles and recreational vehicles can usually be repaired if the problem is directly attached to the tank. (i.e. valves, regulators and hoses), although we do not do service propane engines or any appliances still in RV’s. These problems should be dealt with by an approved repair facility or an RV dealer.
Typical recertification stamp:
MM XXX YY E
MM -> 2 digit recertification month
XXX ->3 character Re-qualifier’s registration number
YY -> 2 digit recertification year
E ->States the cylinder has been externally examined
WC -> Water capacity of the cylinder.
TW -> Tare weight of the cylinder (what the tank weighs empty)
ICC, DOT, BTE, CTC or TC -> Specification number eg. TC4BA240
10 89 -> Date of manufacture (October. 1989)
All cylinders with a propane capacity of 45 lb (20kg) or less, manufactured or recertified, as of January 1, 2008 must be equipped with an OPD (Overfill Protection Device) valve. Cylinders with a propane capacity over 45 lb (20kg) are manufactured and recertified with a POL valve (left hand thread). Cylinders manufactured or recertified before January 1, 2008 will be allowed to be filled until 10 years after their date of manufacture or recertification date.