Safety Valve prevents LPG from coming back onto the Operator!
Changing an LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas, otherwise known as Propane) cylinder can injure a forklift operator if the seal in the cylinder valve has failed, as a defective seal can allow the liquid propane gas to spray over the hand or face of the operator. Since liquid propane vaporizes quickly (-44° F or -42° C), it will cause extreme frostbite when in contact with the skin. The solution is to place this shut-off valve on the hose, preventing the liquid propane from coming back onto the operator. When closed, the valve shuts off LP Gas to the coupler preventing gas from coming back through the hose if the seal fails. This is important, as most LPG forklift cylinders are rented and the operator does not know the condition of the seal or age of the cylinder without rigorous inspection. When the valve is open, the high-visibility red nylon shut-off handle covers the coupler so that the valve cannot be disconnected. Safety valve installs in minutes, and features a standard LPG female coupler and a 3/8" flare fitting to fit most forklifts.