Propane and BTU (British Thermal Unit) Ratings

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and is a unit of measurement, similar to that of gallon or pound. It is what the entire propane world revolves around. Surprisingly, the LP Gas industry is not solely dependent on gallons or pounds of propane to make informed decisions. Industrial, commercial and residential customers alike are at the mercy of BTU ratings for their propane energy needs.

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Texas Propane Tank Installation Process

 

Propane tank installation

Here at Texas Propane, we are licensed propane company that can perform propane tank installation. Attempting to install your own propane tank is not only illegal, but not advised without the professional knowledge and background.

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Texas Propane Tank Types

propane tank sizing

Texas propane tanks come in a variety of shapes and sizes for any number of uses. Residential, agricultural, industrial and commercial applications are just a few of the many that use propane. We advise our customers when it comes to selecting a certain size propane tank. However, knowing some of these and other reasons will give you an advance understanding of advantages to propane tank sizing.

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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Incomplete Combustion in Propane Appliances

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is responsible for almost 25 percent of all propane related fatalities. It is the product of incomplete gas combustion often because propane appliances are improperly adjusted. Properly functioning propane appliances will produce an “ideal burn” during combustion and present no danger of Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can lead to severe injury and even death.

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What is the Propane Gas Service Line?

Propane Gas Service Line - LPG Yard Line

The propane gas service line (also known as the LPG yard line) that runs between the tank and the structure housing the gas appliances is the service piping. Typically, the propane yard line consists of copper tubing or plastic polyethylene piping. For the entire outside portion to be safe and serviceable, the service piping requires correct installation and to be legally in conjunction with the propane tank.

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Why You Should Choose Propane vs. Natural Gas

Texas propane vs. natural gas

Texas Propane vs. natural gas are both common fuels utilized for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. Choosing between one or the other can be difficult. Texas Propane explains the benefits of our propane gas when compared to natural gas as a heating fuel.

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Propane Cylinder Requirements in Texas

Texas Propane Cylinder Requirements

Rules and regulations pertaining to Texas Propane cylinders and LP Gas bottles account for their portability, as well as their variety of uses. There are numerous propane cylinder requirements, which involve storage, transportation and acceptable use. Texas Propane will list the requirements related to cylinders themselves.

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Texas Propane Provides Important Information about LP Gas Space Heaters

indoor space heaters

Texas Propane space heaters are frequently referred to as room heaters because they are designed to heat a portion of a building such as a room or living area. While these heaters are portable and can easily be moved, they are subject to limitations and installation requirements for the protection and safety of users and property. Texas Propane will discuss important information to know about propane space heaters.

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Texas Propane Discusses the Type of Outdoor Propane Heaters and Safety

outdoor propane heaters

Propane patio heaters and outdoor heaters are becoming extremely popular and are increasingly visible at restaurants and on backyard patios. As the name implies, outdoor heaters are for outdoor use, not for temporary indoor use. While an outdoor heater may seem suitable for a replacement indoor heat source, it is not designed or intended for indoor use simply because it is very dangerous. Outdoor propane heaters are typically portable, but attempting to move them while in use can be dangerous. Texas Propane will discuss important the available type of outdoor propane heaters, as well as a safety tips.

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Texas Propane’s Liquid Withdrawal Valve

propane liquid withdrawal valve

The liquid withdrawal valve is commonly known by its manufacturers given name such as Chek-Lok or Checkmate. However, the proper name is “actuated liquid withdrawal excess flow valve”. It serves as critical role in propane tank liquid evacuation. This valve is also utilized in other applications requiring the use of liquid propane.

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