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Presto-Tap: The Propane Safety Company™
  • Leaders in Leak Testing Products & Technology

  • Designed to Save YOU Time and Money!

  • Never "Break" the System Again To Do A Leak Test

  • Products that Reduce Fugitive Emissions by up to 90%

  • Streamlines your Service, Risk Management and Loss Control Obligations



EPA Friendly!


Originally based in the Memphis, Tennessee area and now in Greenville, Mississippi, PRESTO-TAP® LLC, “The
Propane Safety Company™”, is committed to engineering innovative, safety-focused products to serve the propane gas industry. Its flagship products, the patented and UL Listed PRESTO-TAP ® Leak Detection System (LDS) line of products, offers a new and efficient way for drivers to test for leaks, obtain pressure readings, and confirm the presence of gas in LP tanks. Because this easy-to-use system requires no special tools and only minimal training, drivers and
servicemen can easily comply with industry-mandated leak detection and documentation procedures while avoiding the
added time associated with “normal” testing procedures and the additional cost of unnecessary service calls.
The primary mission of PRESTO-TAP® is to promote increased safety and simplify the leak detection process, thereby
contributing to the LP dealer’s bottom line.

  • Founded in May 1998, PRESTO-TAP® LLC is headquartered in Greenville, Mississippi.

  • Jimmie Shaw, a Mississippi State Fire Marshal and 40-year propane industry veteran, designed the system with the highest safety standards in mind. And, ongoing research and development continues to add new LDS products.

  • The PRESTO-TAP ® LDS includes a specially designed pigtail and other tank pressure products intended for permanent installation on a customer’s LP tank, the 300PSIG Ambient Temperature Gauge with Quick Coupler, the LDS 2000/RV Regulator Valve, the LPV “Tamper-Resistant” Shut-Off Valve, and the LDS 2000/TG Test Unit for mobile gauges.

  • The system is recommended for use on all new tank installations, tanks of habitual out-of-gas customers, customer owned tanks, and tanks where it will be necessary to “break the system” for leak testing, regulator replacement or repair.

  • The LDS can be used anywhere propane is supplied from an external storage tank to internal appliances, including private residences, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, and other businesses.

  • Distribution is nationwide, from Maine to Florida and westward to Hawaii and Alaska.


Features and Benefits of the PRESTO-TAP ® Leak Detection System

  • Easy to install and use.

  • No additional installation or de-installation is required once the permanent LDS product is in place.

  • Portable gauge(s) or other measurement devices attach to the LDS product with no tools.

  • More cost-effective, especially compared to products that require drivers to “break the system.”

  • Reduces dealer and customer costs by preventing needless service calls—just one avoided service call more than pays for the PRESTO-TAP ® LDS.

  • Service staff can focus exclusively on revenue-generating activities.

  • Enables dealers to easily comply with industry-mandated leak detection and documentation procedures, thus minimizing legal liability.

  • UL Listed status (on all U.S. patented products) assures LP Dealers of continuing product quality.

  • Meets standards of NFPA Pamphlets 54 and 58.

  • U.S. Patents 5,787,916 and 5,992,438 and 6,209,560 and 6,209,562 and 6,223,766 apply and other U.S. and Canadian patents are pending.

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 Presto-Tap®, LLC The Propane Safety Company 3101 Little Theater Road P.O. Box 5095 Greenville, MS 38704
pcourson@presto-tap.com Telephone (662) 332-8559 Fax (662) 332-8657 Toll Free 8No-LPG-Leak 866-574-5325