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Written on: November 1, 2022

From NPGA Bobtail

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a report which is the culmination of an effort that began early this year to gather data on the tare weight of 20 lb. grill cylinders. NIST introduces the report as follows: The results provided in this report are to assist and inform the states, propane industry, consumer and workplace protection organizations, and Federal agency stakeholders of the present needs and opportunities to establish improved procedures and oversight of the manufacturing, refilling, reselling and consumer-based transactions for LPG cylinders.

The report is now available for view and download here. The NIST Office of Weights and Measures encourages feedback on the report and comments can be sent to this email address: owm@nist.gov. NPGA’s Technology, Standards & Safety Committee and Cylinder Exchange Council will be reviewing the report. For more information, contact Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Bruce Swiecicki, at bswiecicki@npga.org.