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Guide to Propane Tanks

Posted by James Callow on Fri, Apr 01, 2022 @ 09:32 AM

BudgetPropaneGreenTanks3 (1)Propane tanks come in a variety of sizes, from small canisters and cylinders ideal for backyard use to large upright or torpedo storage tanks that can be used to fuel a home or facility.Understanding your propane tank, its use, safety measures, and when it needs to be refilled can help simplify your day-to-day operations and help you get the most out of using propane.

While propane is a clean-burning fuel without the same harmful fumes as gasoline and fuel oils, it does require respect and careful handling. Never expose your propane tank to open flame, regardless of its size. Do not smoke near propane tanks, and don't store small propane canister spares underneath grills. For the most part, propane safety is common sense. Treat your cylinders with respect and care.

If you have aged cylinders, your propane supplier may be able to provide an inspection or suggest replacements. It is a good idea to have us take a close look at any home storage tanks or large commercial tanks to ensure leak-free and safe operation.

Propane tanks have gauges that offer pressure readings for you to keep track of your current levels, and a combination of at-home or on-site monitoring and remote monitoring services can ensure that you never run out of fuel.

When it comes to tank sizing, your we can help determine the energy load that will need to be met. Homes served by propane as their primary fuel source can benefit from large storage tanks, while commercial clients may require auxiliary tanks on hand depending upon your needs.

Torpedo style propane tanks are typically used for main source heat applications. The benefit of a torpedo style tank is its large capacity which enables for safe, efficient and reliable delivery throughout the harsh winter months. Budget Propane provides green torpedo tanks to help your tank blend in with your property.

Torpedo tanks come in two main sizes - 500 Gallon and 1000 Gallon. 

Vertical Propane Tanks are typically used for intermittent or reduced consumption loads, like water heaters, fireplaces, pool heaters and other small appliances. One benefit of a 120 gallon is that it can be placed right up to a building or near a property line. Most vertical tanks are white, however, you are welcome to use a light coloured, rust-proof paint on your tank to help it blend in with your home and landscaping.

Vertical Tanks come in one size - 120 gallon They are approximately 52.5" High and have a 30" Diameter. 

There are installation rules that govern the placement of propane tanks. Here is a page that shows where propane tanks should be installed in a residential setting.

Budget Propane Ontario is a quality gas supplier for Gravenhurst, Midland, Alliston, Barrie, Orillia, Haliburton and area. Visit us online to learn about our Smart Tank monitoring program and delivery information. You can also call us at  1 888 405.7777  to schedule a consultation.

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