One of the questions that always comes up after a family has purchased a new home or moved into an apartment is, “How is propane normally transported and stored?” This type of question often elicits two responses: either people wonder how their current gas tank will fit into their new home or they wonder if they can safely store it at their current location. The truth is propane gas is one of the easiest things to transport and store. Almost any gas tank will adequately serve your purpose. There are a few factors you should take into consideration before you begin storing your gas in your new location. Let a professional at Sams Gas help you with your propane needs today.
Storage and transportation of propane tanks are done for both residential and commercial purposes. In most instances propane tanks storage and transportation occurs because of unexpected repairs or expansions at a home or office building. If the time comes when you need the gas delivered immediately, you can place the gas in a secured steel cylinder inside a steel canister that has been approved for propane use. These canisters are available at most local home and building supply stores.
For those who utilize propane for cooking there are two different types of canisters that are typically used to store the gas. The most common is the one piece canister that is designed specifically for propane use. This type of container is usually placed on the counter top of the kitchen and is accessed by a hose connected to a propane regulator. The other type is the flexible or snap style canisters that are made of industrial grade material and designed to fit securely over and under most standard gas stoves.
When transporting a gas like propane, you should understand the safety precautions involved. Always make sure you are wearing the proper safety gear such as safety glasses, gloves and any other protective clothing you might require. Be sure the container you are transporting is secure and that it is built to support the weight of the gas. You should never attempt to transport a propane container if you are not fully aware of the safety procedures involved.
When looking at how is propane normally shipped and stored, you will find that there are many different options available. These include flatbed trailers that have a closed off area where the propane tanks are located, which are referred to as “airtight” trailers, and which most people prefer due to their ability to easily fit underneath vehicles. You also have locking tanks which can be locked from both the outside and the inside, and these offer additional security for your storage.
The best and safest way to transport your propane gas is via a sealed gas tank that has been professionally installed. There are many companies that offer this type of service and can come to your location or deliver and install your gas in a truck or recreational vehicle. Depending on the size of the propane tanks that you need, some companies can have it delivered to your door. This is a great way to ensure that the gas remains contained and away from the elements while you enjoy your outdoor activities. Whether you are planning an adventurous trip or just want to be assured that the gas remains stored securely, a gas lock box or propane tank storage lockers are the answer.