Propane gas is many ways much safer than conventional fuels. It is nontoxic and, when burned, produces lower amounts of harmful pollutants than gasoline. However, there are still safety precautions you should take when handling propane.
There are a number of propane safety precautions you should take when you are transporting small propane tanks. First, always make sure they are upright and in a secure position. This will prevent them from falling or shifting. In addition, it is imperative to ensure that the cylinder valve is closed. You can also use a plug to close the cylinder valve if necessary. If the cylinder is full, make sure not to transport it in a hot vehicle. There are also certain regulations concerning the maximum number of tanks you can store in a single vehicle. Make sure to consult with a propane retailer before transporting a large number of propane tanks.
When it comes to storage, there are a few guidelines you should always follow. Never store propane tanks inside an enclosed area. It’s also important to make sure that you don’t store your propane tanks in any area that can reach high temperatures, since heat will cause the gas inside the cylinders to expand. Make sure not to place your propane cylinders near any ignition sources.
When transporting or storing propane, it is important to ensure that you are taking the right safety precautions. If you do happen to smell propane at any time, you should immediately put out all smoking materials or open flames. If it’s safe, you should also close the cylinder valve. Once it is closed, leave the area and call 911 or your local fire department. For more propane cylinder safety tips, call Kamps Propane at (209) 823-7641.