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Safety Tips - Smell Gas? Turn off Tank!

Safety Tips - What to do if you smell propane! 1. NO FLAMES OR SPARKS! Immediately put out all smoking materials and other open flames.  Do not operate lights, appliances, telephones, or cell phones.  Flames or sparks from these sources can trigger an explosion or a fire.  Never store propane with other hazardous products! 2. LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY! Get everyone out of the building [...]

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Why are insects flying around my Propane Tank?

Insects are flying around my Propane Tank?  Why? Insects flying around your propane tank may be an indicator of a propane leak and which should be investigated immediately.  Insects are attracted to the chemical placed in your propane to give it that nasty smell. Insects may detect the leak long before you see, hear or smell it, so [...]

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Proper Purging of a Propane Tank

Proper Purging of a Propane Tank is very Important!DOT Cylinder Purging Procedure: Exhaust to atmosphere any air pressure in the container*Pressurize the cylinder to 15 psig with propane vapor.  Never use liquid propane.Exhaust vapor to atmosphereRepeat four more timesSAFETY WARNING:  The purging procedure should be done by a qualified trained person.  Exhausting propane vapor incorrectly could [...]

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Where does Propane come from?

Where does Propane come from? The propane can be found in a mixture of gases that naturally collect above pockets of crude oil found underground.  However, most propane sold today is a product of the refining process of crude oil. Become a member of our newsletter and learn more.  We provide brief but informative information.

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Why is Ice on my Propane Regulator?

Why has Ice formed on my Propane Regulator? Moisture inside of a propane tank is most likely the problem.   Water vapor will condense and freeze as it travels through the regulator.   This freezing action will block the flow of propane and your appliances will not work.How can this be fixed?   Contact your propane delivery company and request that they [...]

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What is Propane Odor Loss?

What is Propane Odor Loss?Propane oder loss is also referred to as Odor Fade. Propane in it's natural state is odorless.  Manufacturers add a smelly chemical called mercaptan to cause the propane to have a stinky smell which aids in leak detection.   In some situations, propane inside your propane tank can loose its smell.     How? [...]

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What in the world is a BTU?

What in the world is a BTU?BTU stands for British Thermal Unit. A BTU is defined as the amount of energy required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.   Facts: A gallon of liquid propane contains 91,502 btu's. A pound of liquid propane contains 21,591 btu's.    How is this information helpful?Use of this info is similar to [...]

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Can I use propane in my cutting torch?

Can propane be used in my cutting torch? Yes - but here are a few facts you might want to consider: Some have chosen to use propane for cutting light weight steel, most professionals find that the cutting tip temperature is considerably lower than commercial cutting gases and therefore undesirable .  Some have found that preheating the steel [...]

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OPD Valve! What is it?

What is an OPD Valve?"OPD" is an acronym for "Overfill Protection Device" National Code now requires that all propane tanks of 40 lbs or less are fitted with an OPD Why? To ensure that a propane cylinder is not overfilled. How does it work? OPD's are designed to be activated by a float valve and are required on all propane tanks [...]

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Propane Detectors - Important Details to Know!

Propane Leak Detectors - Important Details to Know! Fact:  Propane cylinders or tanks, not matter what size or dimension, no matter if used for a forklift, a buffer, a boat, gas range, gas grill or any other propane gas appliance,..... can leak.  Of equal importance is the gas line system with its many [...]

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