Propane Tank Distance Requirements with Texas Propane

Propane Tank Distance Requirements

Propane tank distance requirements is a common topic in the propane industry and among many of our customers. Distance rules are applicable to propane tanks and their connections in relation to what surrounds them, whether it’s a house or another propane tank. When installing a propane tank, our team here at Texas Propane considers the surrounding buildings, driveways, awnings, house or building openings, property lines and more.

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How to Check Your Propane Tank Supply Before Ordering a Propane Refill

how to check your propane tank supply

The fall season will be here before you know it. This season brings surprisingly cold nights in most areas, even in Texas. This causes us to turn on the heat or our fireplaces for the night. Extra blankets and covers will only go so far though. Therefore, make sure to check your propane tank supply to ensure you have enough propane for the upcoming colder nights. We will discuss how to check your propane tank supply.

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Do Propane Tanks Explode?

Do propane tanks explode?

The question of “do propane tanks explode?” is a common question among people who are unfamiliar with propane, propane tanks, propane accidents and explosions involving any type of container storing flammable or combustible material. Propane tanks don’t just explode if they fall over or are hit by a lawnmower or car. Many mistakenly believe that propane tanks in any setting will explode if they are mishandling the tank in some way. Therefore, we will discuss propane tank explosions to give you a better understanding of this topic.

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Environmentally Friendly Propane Gas for Your Home or Business

environmentally friendly propane gas

Refined fuels and petroleum products are perceived as pollutants and environmentally unfriendly. However, propane is not only clean and environmentally friendly in its unused state, it also produces exhaust emissions that exceed the requirements for clean fuel vehicles and surpass eco-friendly expectations in all aspects. We was discuss environmentally friendly propane gas.

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Propane Loss Due to a Leak

propane loss due to a leak

Questions among our customers often involve having a leak and “How much propane gas did I lose?” Typically, the answer is not that much. In reality, a small leak will result in the loss of maybe a gallon of propane over a considerable period of time. However, make sure to contact us here at Texas Propane if you have any questions about propane leaks. We will discuss propane loss due to a leak.

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Propane Permits and Local Requirements in Texas

Propane permits and local requirements

Requirements for permits and code compliance pertaining to propane gas and tank installation exist in some locales in Texas. In many scenarios, the rules (NFPA 58) state that any additional and final control lies with “the authority having jurisdiction”. Therefore, you must adhere to any requirement in addition to the national laws imposed by the state, county or municipality. We will discuss propane permits and local requirements in Texas.

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Summer Outdoor Propane Grilling Safety Tips

Outdoor Propane Grilling Safety Tips

With summer in full swing, make sure to keep the following outdoor propane grilling safety tips in mind.

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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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