Everything You Need to Know About Propane Tank Dimensions

Propane Tank Dimensions

Propane tanks come in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, finding the exact dimensions is necessary for proper propane tank installation. Our team here at Texas Propane can help you determine the appropriate propane tank dimensions and sizing, as well as install your propane tank.

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Propane Tank Size and Vaporization Capacity

Propane Tank Size and Vaporization

Vaporization is the process of liquid conversion into gas (or vapor). As propane boils, it is in the process of vaporizing. Water boils at 212°F, where it converts to a vapor we know as steam. Propane operates the same way, but at a much lower boiling point. Some refer to propane vapor as “LP Gas steam”. The actual size of your propane tank will affect and influence vaporization. Therefore, we will discuss the basics of propane tank size and vaporization capacity.

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Vaporizers for Propane Tanks

Propane Vaporizers

Often times, commercial and industrial propane applications using high demand LP Gas equipment will incorporate propane vaporizers to satisfy appliance BTU requirements. The use of vaporizers is common when equipment or appliance demand exceeds the vaporizing capacity of the tank. Simply put, vaporizers supply the necessary amount of propane gas when the tank can’t keep up with the downstream appliance demand on its own. However, placing a much larger tank, with higher vaporization capacity would not be practical. LP Gas vaporizers work with liquid propane at a location apart from the tank with liquid being piped to the vaporizing equipment for gas vaporization.

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Commercial Propane Tank Sizing for Your Business

commercial propane tank sizing

Propane is common for commercial and industrial fuel for many high volume usage activities. There are numerous different industrial and commercial uses for propane. Therefore, choosing a propane tank of proper size to suit the application requirements can be complex. When considering commercial propane tank sizing, there’s many factors to think about.

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Residential Propane Tank Sizing for Your Home

Residential Propane Tank Sizing

Historically, propane was common as a rural fuel. However, it is increasingly becoming an alternative to electricity in many areas. People are selecting propane as an energy source in new home construction both in and around towns and major cities. Residential propane use is fairly predictably and will fluctuate primarily with weather and winter heating demand. When considering residential propane tank sizing, there’s many factors to think about.

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How to Save Energy with Propane During the Winter

Save Energy with Propane During the Winter

You don’t have to turn your heat down extremely low just to conserve energy and save on your heating bills during the winter months. Instead, follow these great tips we put together on how to save energy with propane during the winter.

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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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