Written by Bobby Fisher

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RegO (Engineered Controls International, Inc.) products are identified with an alphanumeric code indicating the month and the year they were manufactured. Since all of these mechanical devices eventually cease to function due to such reasons as wear on the materials, corrosion, and general use, the periodic inspection and maintenance of these products is essential.

LP Gas dealers will need to be able to identify the approximate age of any item in the field to ensure that they are not being used past their safe service life. The LP dealer know better than anyone the hazards that can occur when the equipment is in service past its prescribed safe service life.

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Over the years, RegO has used several different methods to determine the date codes on their products. Always keep in mind that you may have to read these codes yourself so be sure that when you repaint the stamped codes should still be easily readable for later identification and inspection.

Since 1960, most RegO products are identified with an alphanumeric code indicating the month and the year they were manufactured. Below is a chart to help determine the products age depending on the year it was born.

 
1960 thru 1985  used a two letter date code
First letter in the date code is the month
A – January G - July
B – February H - August
C – March I - September
D – April J - October
E – May K - November
F – June L – December
The second letter in the date code is the year
  
R-1960 V- 1964 Z-1968 D-1972 H-1976 L-1980 P-1984
S-1961 W-1965 A-1969 E-1973 I-1977 M-1981 Q- 1985
T-1962 X-1966 B-1970 F-1974 J-1978 N-1982
U-1963 Y-1967 C-1971 G-1975 K-1979 O-1983
Example: BV (Means it was manufactured in February 1964)
1985 thru 1990 used a Digit Date Code
First digit in date code is the month
1-January 7-July
2-February 8-August
3-March 9-September
4-April 10-October
5-May 11-November
6-June 12-December
Second 2 digit in date code is the year
86-1986 89-1989
87-1987 90-1990
88-1988
Example: 8-90 (Means manufactured in August 1990)

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