Top Three Recommendations for Propane Transfer Systems

Dear Partners of ROUSH CleanTech,
Todd Mouw, VP of sales and marketing, ROUSH CleanTech

A lot of propane autogas vehicle maintenance can be performed without draining the fuel tank. But in order to access the tank’s internal components, it has to be purged of fuel. This process of bleeding it down, especially when it’s cold, can take valuable time.

We’ve been receiving feedback that a liquid withdrawal system would speed up the process of evacuating fuel tanks for service. So, our engineering and service teams have been hard at work reviewing many propane transfer systems, and now we are pleased to recommend the following three options for you and your customers.

The ROUSH CleanTech Transfer System activates in-tank pumps to transfer liquid from one vehicle to another vehicle’s tank, or to a storage tank. This system takes advantage of the pumps already in the vehicle’s propane tank, supplying them with power during the transfer. The cost for this system is about $1,795. To order, call 800.59.ROUSH.

The Alliance Autogas LPG Evacuation Pump connects to shop air and uses a pneumatic pump to push liquid or vapor between your vehicle’s fuel tank and another vehicle’s tank, or to a storage tank. Combining this pump with the ROUSH CleanTech Transfer System will provide all connections needed and allow for fuel transfer even if the fuel pumps inside the vehicle are not operating. A pneumatic-powered pump connects to an air compressor that powers the pump, so no electricity is required. This pump runs just over $4,000. To order, call Alliance Autogas at 828.232.0910.

Sleegers Propane Evacuation System is a stand-alone unit that can transfer fuel in and out of a tank. It comes equipped with its own storage tank, so you can transfer fuel from the vehicle directly to the system, and the pumps on the Sleegers system use vapor to push liquid between tanks. Once the tank is empty of liquid fuel, it then draws out the remaining vapor. This vapor pump uses an electric motor to power a compressor, so access to electricity is required. The compressor creates pressure to force propane out of a fuel tank. When reversed, it draws out the remaining vapor. It is also equipped with an internal pump and fill nozzle for refueling from the storage tank after the repair. This system costs about $8,500. To order, call Sleegers at 519.685.7444.

If you have any questions about these systems, please call us at 800.59.ROUSH. Thanks for partnering with ROUSH CleanTech.


Tom Hopkins

Director of Field Operations