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About Our Argon Gas Tank Exchange Program

The Beverage People operates an Argon gas tank exchange program FOR SMALL 19 CUBIC FT TANKS ONLYWE 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.

 

Argon Tank Exchange and Hydrostatic Test Pricing

$80 to exchange a 19 cubic ft empty steel tank (orders placed online receive 10% discount = $72)

$50 fee if hydrostatic testing is required

How to Exchange Tanks at The Beverage People

  1. Check to see if your tank has been tested within the last 9 years.
  2. Check to be sure it is empty of argon.  The tare weight will be stamped on the side.  An empty tank should have that weight. 
  3. Add the USED Argon tank item seen below to your cart.  With this item you will be purchasing a USED and FILLED Argon tank.  
  4. As you pickup the USED Filled Tank from the pickup room at our warehouse, drop off your empty 19 cubic ft steel tank.  Please be sure to put a label on your empty tank with your NAME and write "ARGON EXCHANGE".  We will refund your card the core value of $258 ($232.20 for online orders) if it has been tested within the last 9 years or was previously purchased/filled by our store.  Out of date tanks from other vendors will be charged a $50 hydro test fee.

How We Handle Hydrostat Testing Fees

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.

Argon Gas Exchange Program