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Written on: September 6, 2022

By P3 Safety

Running a propane business means juggling a lot. Daily operations, customer service, safety training, you name it! There’s plenty to think about and meeting regulatory requirements is just one top priority along with a very long list of other priorities. The good news is that there are tools you can use to make meeting your propane regulatory requirements simple and efficient; for example, meeting your DOT 5-year cylinder requalification requirement. Here’s how you can make sure you’re staying compliant with DOT requirements and making the best use of your team’s time and efforts.

What is the DOT 5-year cylinder requalification requirement?

According to 49 CFR § 180.205 from the Department of Transportation, propane cylinders must be requalified or replaced every 5 or 10 years depending on the cylinder type, condition, and previous requalification method. (Ref. 49 CFR § 180.205(d) and 180.209(e)). There are several types of DOT cylinder requalification requirements with varying frequencies, and cylinders that fall under the 5-year DOT requalification requirement are one of the most common for propane companies.

How can I meet DOT 5-year cylinder requalification requirements efficiently?

The best way to streamline the process is by using mobile software to document your propane cylinder requalification requirements. Instead of dealing with paper forms that can easily have errors or be lost in the shuffle, mobile cylinder requalification takes away most of the hassle.

Techs save time in the field by completing mobile forms on a tablet
Error-recognition technology flags any incomplete or inaccurate form fields
Mobile Professor provides an explanation of the code
Techs receive immediate correction and education if needed
Mobile forms are automatically stored in your electronic database
Management receives automatically generated reports for review and proof of compliance
Related Post: Why Policies & Procedures Are So Important for Propane Companies

What’s the next step?

Contact P3 Propane to request a free demo to see how we can change the way you meet your DOT 5-year requalification requirements for good. Click here to request a demo and chat with a team member today.