New Product Takes the Guessing Out of Propane Usage

Thanks to propane-powered patio heaters, fire pits, fireplaces, and fire tables, food trucks and grilling now extends well beyond Labor Day. But since it’s tough to tell how much gas is in a propane tank, the fire often goes out just when you least expect it – which, on a chilly fall night, means the outdoor fun is over.

So how can food truck owners avoid running out of propane gas on a frigid fall evening? Moscap Engineering proudly releases a new product to accurately determine liquid propane levels.

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The GasCheck from Moscap Engineering, is a new device that allows users to determine exactly how much gas is in a propane tank before it runs dry. To operate, the rubberized tip of the pen-sized GasCheck is simply pressed against the outer wall of the tank at a 90-degree angle. It emits a high-tech ultrasonic signal to determine the liquid levels in the tank, signaling with a red light that there is no liquid at that level or a green light to indicate liquid is present at that level.

“As people use more and more propane-fueled products on their patio, it becomes impractical to keep a spare filled tank for each one,” says Thomas Tarantin, president/CEO of Moscap Engineering. “Shaking your tank or banking on temperature based products to determine the level of gas in your tank is not a reliable way to determine your gas level. The Gas Check liquid level indicator lets you monitor the propane level of all your tanks to prevent unexpected run-outs.”

GasCheck is powered by only two watch batteries. Intrinsically safe, GasCheck can be used in conjunction with flammable gases and complies with EU EMC Directive 2004/108/EG. Its readings are consistent regardless of external temperatures or weather conditions. GasCheck, which comes in a sleek cyan blue finish, has a suggested retail price of $49.95 – half the price of similar propane-level testing products in the marketplace. GasCheck is manufactured in Germany and distributed in the USA by Moscap Engineering, an affiliate of Tarantin Industries, Inc.

Moscap Engineering has been a leading manufacturer of specialty products for over 20 years. To locate a dealer or order online, visit or call 732-780-9426.

2017-03-31T08:41:44+00:00 By |Technology|

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  1. David P Jan 14, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    ? great little idea but save your cash. Not as accurate as one would think or hope You actually need to be using the propane tank to get a close reading and on my 100# tanks it can often be as much as 10-20% off. And I you’re not using the tank it will often read it’s nearly empty. Even when full.

  2. craig Nov 8, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Useless and a waste of money. Inaccurate readings all the time no matter what I try with it. Ended up sending it back for a refund. For that amount of money, I would have expected it to be a better product. Going back to the old weigh which and pretty accurate and that is weighing and using the formula. Works every time.

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