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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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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’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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Propane Tank Float Gauge

The propane float gauge is for consumer use only. The float gauge is not to be used for filling as it only provides an approximate tank percentage and cannot be considered 100% reliable. The fixed fixed liquid level gauge is … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Safety Relief Valves

One of the most important and vital valves on any LP Gas container is the safety relief valve. It is required by law that all propane tanks and cylinders are to be fitted with pressure relief devices designed to relieve … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Propane Tank from Freezing this Winter

If you are one of the many who use propane at home, on the farm or in your work environment, you probably already know some of the reasons that make it such a valuable fuel. Propane is safe with a … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for Floods with Propane

While propane tanks and floods generally don’t mix well, proper preparation can minimize the impact a flood has on an LP Gas installation. Floating tanks are typically associated with buried container installations and heavy rains but outright flooding can result … Continue reading

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