How to Read a Forklift LP or propane Bottle Gauge
There are essential safety reasons for forklift drivers to know how to read a forklift propane bottle gauge. The operator needs to know when the forklift is almost out of gas. Several types of forklifts which are older are designed so that the forks lower to the ground slowly and the machinery automatically shuts off when the vehicle is out of fuel. This is very not sage and could cause product damage and personal injury. Newer types of forklifts are designed differently to avoid this from happening. The driver can operate a handle that stops the forks from falling when the propane runs out.
1 Make certain you know where the propane gauge is located. Forklift propane gauge are a lot like a car's gas gauge. It is a small round object located either on the propane tank's valve or on the dash of the forklift where the controls and rest of the gauges are situated.
2 Keep the gauge cover clean so that the letters and lines behind the glass are readable.
3 Look for the indicator needle at the bottom of the gauge. This needle will show you how much fuel is still inside the propane tank.
4 There are two letters found on the gauge: E for empty and F for full. When the needle arm touches the letter E, it means that the propane tank is completely empty. When the needle arm touches the letter F, it means that the propane tank is totally full.
5 There is a line in the middle of the gauge. When the needle touches the middle line it would mean that the tank is half full of propane.
6 Typically, there are smaller lines midway between the middle lines. These lines indicate quarters. When the needle touches the quarter mark closest to the F, it will mean that there is three-fourths of a tank remaining. When the needle points at the quarter mark closest to E, the tank is a quarter full.