Transporting your propane tank

 Transporting your propane tank

Safety and regulations

With the BBQ and camping season now installed, make sure you know these few safety rules for transporting your propane tanks.

First, some characteristics of propane:

An odorous solution, ethanethiol, is added to propane to easily detect leaks. Propane has the lowest flammability range of all alternative fuels (2.4% - 9.5%), so there must be a very specific mixture of propane and oxygen to burn.
The auto-ignition temperature of propane is between 493C and 549C (920F - 1020F), while the auto-ignition temperature of gasoline is around 257C (495F) which means that gasoline will ignite or explode at a much lower temperature than propane.
Check the propane tank. Defective, dented or older cylinders must be removed from circulation and returned to the propane distributor, who will dispose of them safely. Never throw away a discarded bottle, even if it seems empty.
For transport :

During transport - and at all times - propane cylinders must be kept upright so that the propane gas is in constant contact with the safety valve, so as to minimize the risks in the event of a leak. Make sure that the canister does not tip over, either by using a support or by securing it with straps. In addition, the cylinder valve must be closed properly
Leave the vehicle window open or the trunk ajar, depending on where the canister is located
If you do not have a commercial vehicle but a recreational vehicle such as an automobile, the largest bottle that you can transport is the 40 lbs tank, the number of tanks varies to obtain a maximum weight of 150 kg.
Do not hesitate to ask one of our representatives for any questions.

Have a good season!

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