Portable Propane Tanks are exceptionally safe. They are constructed in line with high industry standards for quality, and contain additional safety features – such as pressure relief valves – that make them safe and easy to use for consumers. Accidents are exceedingly rare, and most of those are the result of a valve inadvertently left open that allows gas to escape and gather near an ignitions source.
Where You Should Store Your Propane Tanks
There are a lot of “dos” and “don’ts” when it comes to safely storing your portable propane tank. Propane tanks should always be stored outdoors, in well-ventilated areas. Storing propane tanks in garages or sheds is discouraged because if a valve isn’t fully closed, vapors could escape and concentrate indoors. A flat, level outdoor area that is out of direct sunlight is the ideal location.
- On a flat, levelled area
- Out of the sunlight
- At least 10ft away from flammable materials
- Disconnected when not in use
- In enclosed, low ventilated areas
- Indoors, garage or sheds
- In a storage unit
- Near smoke or excessive heat
- Damp areas or areas with excessive moisture
What About Winter?
Even through the winter, propane tanks can remain outdoors and endure the elements. Ideally, overwinter your tank under your grill’s cover to ensure adequate ventilation and protection from snow and ice. Be sure to disconnect the tank from your grill, however, and keep both the tank and grill away from areas that collect excessive moisture or snow. Likewise, transporting propane is safe and simple, provided you follow a handful of safety precautions.