Propane Cylinder Exchange

Propane Cylinder Exchange

Course Overview

This course has been designed for individuals who operate propane powered off-road vehicles such as forklifts and zambonis and require instruction on the safe exchange of the propane cylinder. The student may attend an instructor-led training course or, upon the direction of a P∙T∙I certified Trainer, study the course manual and attend a specialized review session and demonstration of correct procedures by a P∙T∙I certified Trainer. In either case, the certification requirements listed below must be achieved in order to successfully complete the course.

 Key Learning Objectives:

The student will gain knowledge in the following key areas

  • Product Knowledge

Includes instruction on the properties and characteristics of propane; preventative measures and first aid tips specific to propane; sources of ignition and testing for leaks; emergency preparedness.

  • Storage of Carburetion Cylinders at the Plant Site

Students will learn the correct procedures for storing propane cylinders and the required signage for the storage area.

  •  Carburetion Cylinder Components

Includes instruction on cylinder specifications and markings; valves and gauges; hoses and fittings.

  •  Exchanging Carburetion Cylinders

Step by step instructions are provided for removing the cylinder from the vehicle; conducting a pre-installation visual inspection; installing and re-connecting the cylinder on the vehicle.

Regulatory References:

This course has been designed to satisfy requirements of Occupational Health and Safety regulations pertaining to job-specific training. While this course has been written to satisfy national requirements, the P∙T∙I certified Trainer will also ensure that the student is aware of any additional requirements as outlined by the authorities in their jurisdiction.

Certification Requirements:

The student must successfully complete both a written and practical hands-on exam provided by a P∙T∙I certified Trainer. A temporary Record of Training will be issued to the student by the P∙T∙I certified Trainer valid for ninety days. The Propane Training Institute will issue the student a paper wall certificate and a plastic wallet card certifying successful completion of the course. P∙T∙I certification is valid for three years from the date of training.

Course Duration:

The course can be completed in less than four hours including classroom instruction, demonstration of correct procedures, written exam and practical hands-on exam. Overall duration of an individual course will vary depending on the number of students in the class and their individual skill level.

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