How can I operate gas cartridge devices via an LPG cylinder?
To be as mobile and flexible as possible, you have purchased a barbecue or radiant heater which you can operate with a gas cartridge. After some time, however, you have noticed that the device is always at the same spot at 95 percent, and you’re annoyed that you are constantly having to replace the small cartridge. GOK offers a solution if you want to operate gas equipment with an LPG cylinder instead of the gas cartridge.
First and foremost: The pressure regulator installed on the device remains there. We have put together a set that replaces the cartridge on a one-to-one basis – without the operator having to carry out major conversions. The following individual components are included in the set (image):
- Medium pressure regulator with excess flow device
- Hose assembly with quick coupler
- Plug-in fitting with screw-on thread
You can install the medium pressure regulator on a 5 or 11-kilogram gas cylinder. The downstream hose assembly is 1.20 metres long. Particularly in the case of such long hose assemblies, these may quickly become damaged. A possible consequence: gas escapes uncontrolledly. To protect against this scenario, an excess flow device is integrated into the pressure regulator, which detects larger leaks and closes the gas flow.
Check the thread
The hose assembly ends with a quick coupler; we supply a loose plug-in fitting with this, which either has the screw-on thread 7/16-28 UNEF (Europe) or M 1-20 UNEF (USA). Please make sure that you select the appropriate set with the correct screw-on thread. Turn the plug-in fitting into the female thread of the low pressure regulator installed on the gas equipment, also known as a pressure reducer.
In Germany, only 50 millibar
The medium pressure regulator issues a nominal pressure of 2 bar, which the low pressure regulator in turn reduces to the value commonly used on the gas equipment of 30 or 50 millibar. Please note, however, that according to the regulations, only gas equipment with a nominal pressure of 50 millibar may be operated in Germany.
For example, you can connect popular gas barbecue models such as the PORTA-CHEF™ by Broil King, the Go-Anywhere™ by Weber or the COBB Premier to gas cylinders commonly used in Germany with a filling weight of 5 or 11 kilograms.