Propane Tanks

Propane tanks are used to contain propane in its liquid form to be used as a liquid or gas.  Propane tanks can be portable or stationary, allowing for access in various situations.

Portable propane tanks allow the use of propane’s energy to be usable in such places as RVs, forklifts, outdoor grills, etc.  These tanks are often called bottles or cylinders and range in sizes.  The propane cylinders can come in liquid or vapor form.  Forklifts often use propane cylinders as a portable supply for gas.  Grills use these propane cylinders as well, but in vapor form.

Stationary propane tanks are often used outside buildings for operation of the various appliances it provides energy for.  These tanks can also be used to refill portable tanks.

Safety and maintenance of the propane tank is vital.  As consumers, it is important to know that all propane tanks must be built under the regulations set by the American Society of Engineers.  Consumers need to be aware of the basic guidelines in order to ensure consumer protection and safety.  If the tank does not contain the manufacturer’s name plate on the outside of it, it cannot be refilled.  In order to adhere to standards, the propane tank must be painted a reflective color.  All propane tanks must be placed on level ground above the soil.  In addition, the propane regulator on the tank must be pointed down at all times or otherwise be covered and protected.