Top 7 Frequently Asked Questions by Our Customers About Beer Gas Systems

We come across a lot of questions about general products, maintenance and servicing for commercial draught systems.  We’ve compiled a quick, short list that addresses the top common questions and answers.  If you need more information, please feel free to drop us a line at 1-844-TAP-N-KEG or 1-844-827-6534 or send us a message by opening the ‘Get Info’ tab at the bottom of this page.

1. Is it common for draft systems to have gas leaks?

Yes.  The components that make up the system, such as couplers and regulators, blow leaks all the time.  This is why it’s important to get your system checked on a regular basis.

2. Can I hook up a gas cylinder and just let it run?

No.  It is important to first check your system for leaks.  Leaks could lead to hazardous working conditions and wasted money and supplies.

3. When should I get my gas system tested?

You should plan to have your gas system tested when you get your lines cleaned.  This will lead to a more efficient fix if adjustments need to be made or parts need to be replaced.

4. Can I check for leaks myself?

Yes. Turn the cylinder off first thing in the morning for a half hour before pouring. When a half hour has passed, see if the gauge drops. If the gauge holds pressure then the line is good. If pressure drops, then you have a leak and should give us a call.

5. Would my system run with a gas leak?

Yes. This is why most leaks go undetected.  But leaving a leak could result in expensive or hazardous complications.

6. Is there any danger with a co2 or beer gas leak?

Yes.  There have been cases where people have passed out in walk-in coolers due to decreased oxygen levels in these enclosed and contained conditions.  In the case that someone does pass out in your walk-in cooler, call an ambulance right away and show them the MSDS and gas cylinder so EMS can properly treat the situation.

7. My cylinders are loosely chained up. Is there any issue with that?

Yes, This is very unsafe due to the high pressure inside the cylinders that could cause a lot of damage if an accident did occur due to not being secured properly.  Additionally, you also run the risk of getting written up or fined by the fire inspector.