The Beverage People operates an Argon gas tank exchange program FOR SMALL 19 CUBIC FT TANKS ONLY. WE DO NOT FILL TANKS ON PREMISE NOR DO WE EXCHANGE OTHER SIZES OF TANKS.
Exchanges are $80 for tanks that have been tested within the last 9 years. Hydrostatic (Hydro) Testing is a process where components such gas cylinders are tested for strength and leaks. Steel argon cylinders require testing every 10 years. At the time of testing, a date stamp will be imprinted into the cylinder near the top of the tank. Here is an example of a Hydrostatic Test Stamp Date.
$80 to exchange a 19 cubic ft empty steel tank (orders placed online receive 10% discount = $72)
$50 fee if hydrostatic testing is required
If you are exchanging a tank that you RECEIVED FROM The Beverage People and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it, we will exchange that tank without charging a hydrostat test fee. In this case The Beverage People will pay the retest fee.
If you are exchanging a tank that you DID NOT RECEIVE FROM The Beverage People, and that tank has an expired hydrostat test date stamp on it OR a date that will expire within the next 12 months, you must pay a $50 hydrostat test fee in order to exchange that tank at The Beverage People.