Propane Tank Pressure Increases with Temperature
Temperature Increase will Impact Propane Tank Pressure.
- At zero degrees F, pressure = 37 psi
- 50 degrees F, pressure = 86 psi
- 80 degrees F, pressure rises to 140 psi
- 110 degrees F, pressure elevates to 220 psi
That is why it is important that:
- Propane tanks are filled properly, stored properly, and in the correct storage position for the tank design.
- A propane tank is never stored in the trunk of a vehicle or in a garage or building.
- Propane tanks are turned off and service valve plugged when not in use.
- Your ASME and DOT propane tanks are not stored next to a source of ignition.
Additionally: When painting a propane tank, choose colors that transfer less heat from the sun. Avoid dark colors like black.