Loading... Please wait...

Understanding Propane Pressure, Is Important!

Posted

Understanding Propane Pressure!        

What do you need to know?

  • Pressure in a propane tank can vary between 100 and 200 psi. 
  • So, what factors govern propane pressure?  Outside ambient temperature and the volume level of propane remaining in your tank.  Cold temperatures and low tank volume could reduce your pressure to levels not acceptable to run all of your appliances.
  • Pressure is the force that pushes propane vapor from the tank, through a regulator, into your gas lines finally reaching your appliances.  
  • Propane vapor pressure for your residential appliance is only 11 inches water column which is approximately 1/2 lb.

Gas safety checks of your gas line are important to ensure that there are no gas leaks. 

                                                                                                                

Understanding Propane Pressure is Important

Did you find this info educational and helpful?  

  • You can find out much more by reading our blogs and by joining our growing list of newsletter subscribers.  
  • Why not sign up now.  The enrollment can be found on the bottom of this page.

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.

Read More »


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 [...]

Read More »


Is it true that propane exists as a liquid and a vapor?

Is it True that Propane Exists as a Liquid and a Vapor? Yes!  Both exist inside your propane tank. Liquid propane and vapor cannot be used interchangeably.  A propane system designed to use vapor propane can't utilize propane in it's liquid form.  Liquid propane use is generally limited [...]

Read More »


Propane Tank Gauge Sticking?

What can I do about a sticky percentage/volume gauge? A Propane Tank with a gauge ..can have problems? How does a gauge work? The propane tank gauge is driven by a shaft inside the tank with a magnetic tip that resides just under the gauge.  [...]

Read More »


Propane Safety - Gloves

Filling a propane tank?  Wear gloves! Propane Safety is a Must!!!  Refueling propane tanks involve pumping liquid propane from a storage tank to your smaller propane tank. This liquid can create temperatures as low as 44 below zero as it escapes from the filling nozzle. [...]

Read More »


Why squirrels can be dangerous?

Squirrels can be dangerous to Propane Equipment? Why? Many recreational vehicles (RV's) have propane regulators that are attached to the propane cylinders by rubber connectors.  Squirrels are attracted to and often eat holes in these connectors thereby causing high pressure propane fuel leaks. [...]

Read More »


Can I paint my own propane tank?

Can I paint my own propane tank? Yes but consider these facts: Caution is needed when deciding to paint a propane tank or even your small propane cylinder. White and silver colors are the most common used by manufacturers for a special reason.  These colors [...]

Read More »


Why Does my Propane Tank Freeze Up?

Why do the sides of my propane tank freeze up? First you need to know some some details about propane. When using a propane appliance, the burning processes draws vapor from the top portion of your tank. Liquid propane which sets in the bottom of the [...]

Read More »