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How to change a Crystella CO2 gas cylinder – literally, a child can do it

People often seem intimidated by gas cylinders yet they’re actually quite benign. If you have a sparkling water system in your home or office, it’s worthwhile learning how to change the CO2 cylinders. Now we’ll admit that some systems can be a little trickier. Happily, with the Crystella cylinder changes, you don’t have to run through any on-screen instructions or consult a manual. Simply check your machine type manual for instructions on changing a gas cylinder. There won’t be any water leakage when you change the cylinder, and you won’t need any tools. To be frank, even a child can do it, it’s that safe and simple. (Screw-off / Screw-on with Crystella safety valve system.)

The first thing you need to know is that there’s nothing to worry about when you hear the “WHOOSH!” of air that may come from the valve. This is exactly the same as opening a bottle of soft drink. Remember the old ‘Schweppervescence’ ads? That was a precious sound, certainly nothing to be afraid of! It’s merely the sound of carbon dioxide – a completely harmless and non-flammable gas – escaping from the bottle, or in this case, cylinder.

Crystella’s CO2 cylinders feature a simple screw-on, screw-off configuration (with M10 thread). They have a valve, so no gas leaks out. Cylinders are 100% compatible with major brand cylinders including Zip™, Billi™, Waterlogic™, Puretec™ and Bromic™.

Watch Crystella’s cylinder exchange video here 

Safe, easy, economical, and enjoyable

We want you to thoroughly enjoy your Crystella CO2 Gas sparkling water, so we’ve made the system as easy as possible to use and provide excellent value. Crystella is part of the Bromic Group, a global leader in gas, plumbing and refrigeration, with a history dating back 40 years. We’re truly experts that you can count on for a safe and simple sparkling water system.

  • No complicated technology.
  • No tools required.
  • No need to pay a technician to come and change your cylinders.
  • We deliver your cylinders for free.
  • We collect your empty cylinders for free and return them to the steel recycling system.
  • We transport the cylinders using a fully compliant freight company.
  • Crystella cylinders deliver up to 30% more sparkling water than most other leading brands.

Crystella is on-tap sparkling water, made easy. Learn more.

Crystella takes care of your CO2 cylinders for free!

Not only do we collect your CO2 cylinders for free, but we also transport them compliantly and prepare them to go back into the steel recycling system.

So, you’ve done away with plastic bottles of sparkling water. Congratulations! You’re making a significant contribution to the environment. For even one person or one family or one small office, switching from plastic bottles to an ‘on-tap’ CO2 system makes a meaningful difference.

But if you’re serious about being kind to the environment, you must dispose of the CO2 cylinders responsibly.

In Australia, it is estimated that over 100,000 2.2L CO2 cylinders are purchased every year

Can you imagine all of these ending up in landfill? The fact is, pressurised gas cylinders are not allowed in landfill and they’re not even allowed in recycling bins because they’re hazardous. They can explode when compacted so they must be disposed of via responsible processes.

Different councils have different regulations around pressurised gas cylinders. Some require consumers to deliver them to their depots while others will charge to come out and collect them. Sending your CO2 cylinders to be recycled is made ultra-easy with Crystella.

Do you find yourself stuck with a collection of CO2 cylinders?

At Crystella/ReCylinder, we hear from a lot of consumers who hold on to their CO2 cylinders because they simply don’t know how to get rid of them. They want to do the right thing, but they don’t know how.

“We have 29 empty cylinders in our office! We need to get rid of them but we don’t know how, or where to take them.”

“The cupboard under our kitchen sink is so crowded with empty gas cylinders, that we’ve gone back to buying bottled water.”

Sadly, these are not ‘extreme’ examples of stories we hear, and in fact, they’re quite mainstream. We also know of lots of people who discreetly throw their spent CO2 cylinders into their recycling bin … out of sight, out of mind, right? They know it’s the wrong thing to do, but at least they’re rid of them.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.

Crystella ReCylinder disposes of CO2 cylinders SAFELY and RESPONSIBLY at no charge to you

As a ReCylinder customer, you benefit from never having to worry about the disposal of your CO2 cylinders again. Not only do we collect them from you for free, but we also insert them back into the infinite steel recycling system. Once you receive your new cylinders, you simply go online and book a return for your empty CO2 cylinder. We safely de-valve the cylinders, then recycle them through an authorised recycling plant.

Crystella is the only company in Australia doing this!

Our free collection program is not an inexpensive exercise for us but we feel it’s important to play our part.

CO2 cylinders are classified as ‘Dangerous Goods’ and must be transported via road freight only, by registered and compliant freight companies. We are passionate about reinserting valuable steel back into the recycling system so that it can be reused, especially when you consider the sheer numbers of CO2 cylinders purchased every year, as shown above.

Hot tip! You don’t need a technician to come and replace your cylinders for you

Some CO2 cylinder brands send a technician to replace customers’ cylinders, making it seem like it’s a challenging task that needs to be paid for. The reality is that there’s nothing hazardous about your cylinders in everyday use. You don’t need to do a training course and you certainly don’t need a plumber’s license.

You can change your CO2 cylinders yourself in just a couple of minutes. View the video here. CO2 is non-toxic. After all, it comes out of every plant! And, when you hear the puff of air as you unscrew the valve, this is nothing to worry about as it’s not going to explode. Think of the sound a soft drink bottle makes when you open it. Same thing.

Buy your cylinders through Crystella and save yourself a fortune. Replace them yourself and we’ll drop off, pick up and handle the recycling at no charge to you.

P.S. Did you know that Crystella cylinders deliver up to 30% more sparkling water than most other leading brands of 2.2L CO2 cylinders?

Save money, be greener and enjoy greater value with Crystella.

How and why Crystella ensures the safe transportation of CO2 cylinders

Crystella is proud to do the right thing 100% of the time. We excel in the safe transport of highly pressurised, gas-filled cylinders for 3 important reasons:

  • Health and safety
  • The environment
  • Legal compliance

What a lot of consumers don’t know about the CO2 cylinders used for creating sparkling water at home or in the office is that they’re classified as Dangerous Goods by freight companies. This is because they are highly pressurised.

Now before you start worrying that they might be hazardous in your home or workplace, rest assured that they’re not. Hazards arise when CO2 cylinders are punctured or compressed, such as in a rubbish compactor (like in an apartment building or the back of a rubbish truck), or in landfill.

So how then can CO2 cylinders be transported from place to place?

The short answer is road freight. The longer answer is that they must be carried by freight companies that are licensed to handle Dangerous Goods.

Even removalist companies won’t carry barbecue gas bottles because their trucks and shipping containers are enclosed spaces where the inside temperature can become dangerously hot. And Australia Post will only carry Dangerous Goods Liquids with a maximum capacity of 100ml, such as mini travel cans of hair spray or small deodorant cans. (DG Class 2.2 / DG UN # 1013, Carbon Dioxide.)

Licensed carriers of Dangerous Goods know how to properly handle gas cylinders. The cylinders must be restrained in an upright position, never left in enclosed vehicles for long periods, and not exposed to high heat. Plus, all packaging material must be clearly marked with markings and logos as legally required. These carriers also know how to remove pressure regulators, turn off cylinder valves, and plug valve outlets if necessary. With all this in mind, it seems mind-boggling that anyone would send CO2 cylinders off on a journey without consideration of full compliance. After all, Dangerous Goods carriers exist to manage this task and keep the community safe.

Unfortunately, not every company does the right thing

As with most things in life, there will always be someone taking shortcuts to save money, effort, or time.

In one Australian example, a freight company transported approximately 3,664 kg of aerosols (in this case, flammable gas), shrink wrapped to wooden pallets, but not restrained by any other method. For breaching the Australian Dangerous Goods Code, they were fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). In court, the judge said no leniency would be shown to the company so that the sentence would serve as a deterrent and to preserve community expectations around the risks surrounding transporting dangerous goods.

This is just one of many occurrences of operators not following the rules. They may or may not be aware that they are fully liable for damages if the gas cylinders they carry explode.

Crystella are experts in the proper handling of gas cylinders

At Crystella, we believe in doing the right thing at all times, for the benefit of our customers, our business, the environment, and the community in general. As part of the Bromic Group, a global leader in gas, plumbing and refrigeration with a history dating back forty years, Crystella is well qualified to know – and follow – the rules.

Make a conscious decision to deal with a company that can
guarantee safe handling of your CO2 cylinders.