Presto-Tap: The Propane Safety
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%
Service, Risk Management and Loss Control Obligations
Originally based in the Memphis,
Tennessee area and now in Greenville, Mississippi, PRESTO-TAP® LLC,
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
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.
nationwide, from Maine to Florida and westward to Hawaii and Alaska.
Features and Benefits of the PRESTO-TAP ® Leak
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
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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