Category Archives: Safety

How to Prevent Damage to Your Propane Tank

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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What is the Propane Gas Service 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 … Continue reading

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Propane Cylinder Requirements in Texas

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 … Continue reading

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Texas Propane Provides Important Information about LP Gas 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 … Continue reading

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Texas Propane Discusses the Type of Outdoor Propane Heaters and Safety

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 … Continue reading

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Texas Propane’s 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 … Continue reading

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Texas Propane’s Propane Vapor Return Valves

Also known as the vapor equalizing connection or vapor equalization valve, the vapor return valve is required on all ASME propane tanks. Texas Propan typically uses this valve during hot summer months in Texas. In the event that liquid must … Continue reading

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Fixed Liquid Level Gauge – Propane Bleeder Valve

The fixed liquid level gauge, also known as the bleeder valve is the one and only gauging device that accurately depicts the level of propane in the tank when it is being filled. The face gauge is not to be … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Service Valve

The propane tank service valve is the point at which propane vapor enters the gas plumbing system for use by downstream LP Gas appliances. All ASME propane tanks consist of a service valve that functions as a primary shut-off device … Continue reading

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