While serving bottled drinks can often be easy, setting up your event to serve carbonated soft drink from a series of taps is ideal. This approach means that you won't be dealing with a high volume of bottles after the event, which can expedite the cleanup process. If you're thinking about renting soft drink taps, you'll also have to think about getting some carbon dioxide tanks to provide the carbonation. Connecting the CO2 refill tank to your tap setup requires that you keep safety in mind, given the risk of handling this gas.
Transport Your Tanks With Care
Proper care for your CO2 tanks begins from the moment that you pick them up at the rental center. It's important to store them in the trunk of your vehicle so they're not next to you in the event of an accident. It's also ideal to secure them in your trunk with bungee cords to avoid them rolling around and making contact with each other. Lastly, given CO2's sensitivity to heat, it's best to drive straight home or to your event to avoid the tanks getting hot in your trunk.
Work In An Open-Air Area
When you're connecting the CO2 tank to your tap setup, you shouldn't have any gas leak if you perform the tasks as dictated in the instruction manual you receive at the time of renting the unit. However, if you're struggling to get the valve in place, it's reasonable to expect that some CO2 will flow into the air. For this reason, it's best to only fill your tap setup from your CO2 tank in an area that is large and open, such as outdoors. Doing so means that even if there's some CO2 leakage, it will quickly be dispersed into the air and won't affect you. If you're working in a tightly enclosed area that begins to fill with CO2, there's a concern that you'll have trouble breathing.
Store CO2 Away From Heat
If you've rented multiple tanks of CO2 for your event, it's important that you're careful about how you store the full tanks that aren't currently in use. Always store your tanks away from any heat sources, out of direct sunlight and in an area that has enough ventilation to prevent heat from building up. Your tanks should never be stored in a location with a temperature that reaches 125 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that keeping them in your car when it's in direct sunlight on a very hot day is a definite thing to avoid.
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