THE PROBLEM: LPG ESCAPING WHILE CHANGING FORKLIFT CYLINDERS.
A LPG (Liquid Propane Gas) cylinder can sometimes give a forklift operator a big surprise! The seal in the cylinder valve can fail causing liquid propane gas to spray over the hand or face faster than they can react. Liquid propane vaporizes quickly (-42°C or -44°F) and will cause extreme frostbite if it touches skin. Almost every forklift operator has had a negative experience and they do not like getting hit with LP Gas!
THE SOLUTION: PLACING A SHUT-OFF VALVE ON THE HOSE TO PREVENT THE LPG COMING BACK ONTO THE OPERATOR.