Basics of Underground Propane Tank Regulators

Underground Propane Tank Regulators

Underground propane tank regulators are subject to different precautionary measures for proper protection, safety and continuous operation. Regulator safety and protection is of the utmost importance during propane tank installations. However, when dealing with underground installations, regulator installation takes on a new standards and additional safeguards. According to NFPA 58, “the discharge of the regulator vent shall be above the highest probable water level”.

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Prepare for Winter Propane Delivery at Your Home or Business

Winter Propane Delivery

No matter the weather conditions, our propane delivery drivers here at Texas Propane work around the clock to ensure your propane home or business is warm all winter. Keeping warm during the winter is always essential for our propane customers. Therefore, we have put together a few safety tips to help prepare for winter propane delivery at your home or business.

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Safety of Propane Tanks During the Winter

propane tanks during the winter

Cold temperatures outside not only freezes lakes, streams and fingers, they can affect propane tanks. Metal tanks store this fuel source that originates from the refining of natural gas and crude oil. Your storage container utilizes pressures to keep propane in a liquid form. If the temperature outside surrounding your propane tank becomes too cold, your propane appliances might not function properly. We will discuss how the colder weather affects propane tanks, as well as safety of propane tanks during the winter.

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Grades of Propane – Gas Purity and Quality

grades of propane

Propane is propane regardless of the grade. However, there are three grades of propane. Each of the three grades, HD5, HD10 and commercial propane differ in propane consistency and all have different purposes. All grades of propane come from the same raw materials (crude oil or natural gas). The creation of differing grades of propane is during the refining or processing of the gas at the refinery. Simply put, the refinery specifies which grade to process. Each propane grade is stored separately following processing. This is to ensure that when loading, the refinery matches what the buyer needs.

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Propane Volume and Temperature Correction: Cold Weather Propane Deliveries

propane volume and temperature correction

The liquid propane volume in any LP Gas container has a direct relation to its temperature. In fact, the volume of any liquid in any container has a direct relation to its temperature. Propane volume increases as temperature increases and decreases as temperature decreases. Propane is temperature dependent. Therefore, it becomes more dense as temperature decreases and expands as temperature rises. This is essential to keep in mind when understanding propane temperature and volume and the relationship between the two. We will explain propane volume and temperature correction.

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How to Prevent Damage to Your Propane Tank

Propane Tank Protection

Propane tanks are subject to protection requirements for obvious reasons. Propane tanks that are “subject to vehicular traffic” need protection from any type of impact caused by a vehicle. Tanks that are subject to tampering of any kind also require protection from such activity. The installation location of propane tanks plays a role in their inherent protection. However, additional protection is sometimes necessary. We will discuss propane tank protection to give you a better idea of the reasoning behind these requirements.

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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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