Propane Cylinder Industry
Viking has led the industry in supplying application specific shot blasters and aqueous washers for propane bottle washing and propane bottle blasting. Viking makes 8 standard shot and grit blasters for blast cleaning propane tanks and 3 standard unit for washing propane cylinders. Viking shot blasters cover 20 lb exchange cylinders to 1000 gallon tanks in numerous configurations including custom size and throughput applications. Our standard up blast units dominated the industry 20 years ago and still are the most popular batch style machine in the industry. The more common unit in recent times has been the higher volume GC 2560 Indexing spinner hanger blaster and most recently the smaller GC 1545 spinner hanger blaster. Also recently the industry has been calling for more pass through style skew roll conveyor type blasters.
Viking cylinder washers have become more popular in the last 10 years as propane distributors replace some blasting with the lower cost washing of cylinders prior to refill and re-label. The batch style washer, the GC 40R and the continuous feed mesh conveyor washer, the GC 72 are powder coated washer to resist rust and corrosion than other washers.