New gas cylinder connection valve for 3.7kg and 8.5kg gas bottles

Gas cylinders are the convenient, safe, and reliable option for your barbecue, outdoor heating, and camping gas appliances.

New Australian Standard

In 2021, a new gas cylinder valve connection was introduced across Australia for all gas cylinders raging from 3.7kg and 8.5kg including Kwik-Gas cylinders.

To maintain updated Australian safety standards, this new valve design will further improve gas appliance safety and make it easier to use and connect gas cylinders to your outdoor appliances, including barbecues and outdoor heaters.

Safety Improvement

The new design features a back-check valve to prevent gas release from the cylinder if the valve is accidentally opened without being connected to an appliance or the appliance has not been connected correctly.

What is the difference

To avoid any issues connecting your gas cylinder to your appliance, ensure that when you are swapping your empty gas cylinder over for a full cylinder, that you simply match the cylinder with your appliance connection.

New appliances, that connect to the LCC27 valve, will be fitted with a right-hand external thread connection.

The old connectors will still work

No, you don’t need to go out and buy any new appliances. All existing gas cylinder appliances with left-hand thread (POL) connections can still be used.

It’s important to note that the existing valve and existing appliance connection remain a safe and reliable combination.

Make sure you get the right cylinder

If you are purchasing a Kleenheat Kwik-Gas cylinder, the cylinders with the older POL valve will have a blue valve plug and a blue Kleenheat valve protector sticker, while cylinders with the new LCC27 valve will have a white valve plug, with a white Kleenheat valve protector sticker.

When purchasing a gas cylinder, observe the valve type. Existing cylinders will have a gas valve plug, while cylinders with the new valve may or may not include a gas valve plug given the new design of the valve.

The main difference is that a new gas appliance (purchased from October 2021), may not fit the existing gas cylinder with the POL valve.

Some Gas Safety Hits

This is a summary of information provided on the Kleenheat Gas web site

For the latest and more explanation on these check out the Kleenheat website