Effective January 23, 2017, the federal law relating to propane tanks was changed. Propane tanks are now valid for 10 years from the date of manufacture. After that point they may not be refilled unless they have been re-certified. It is typically not economically reasonable to re-certify a tank.
The applicable tanks used to be good for 12 years. This change includes tanks which may be stamped “Valid for 12 years from the date of manufacture” such that they now expire in 10 years rather than 12 years.
Propane vehicle tanks are constructed from carbon steel under a code developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. A propane tank is 20 times more puncture resistant than a typical gasoline, methanol or ethanol tank
New propane cylinders are manufactured with an Overfill Protection Device (OPD) that shuts off the filling process when the tank reaches 80 percent of its liquid capacity. This allows for changes in fuel volume caused by temperature variations without any release of gas from the tank.
Propane has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel
Propane leaks are easily detected because an odorant (ethyl mercaptin) with a scent similar to rotten eggs is added as a safety measure.
Propane is a nontoxic, nonpoisonous fuel that doesn’t contaminate aquifers or soil.
Unlike gasoline and alcohol fuels, propane can’t be ingested because it is stored in a closed container under pressure. It vaporizes internally when released from its container.
Propane with air won’t ignite unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, gasoline’s source of ignition must reach only 430 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit before igniting.
If propane gas leaks, it doesn’t puddle; it readily dissipates into the air
Source: National Propane Gas Association
Our Propane Filling Hours are:
10:00am to 4:00pm
Monday – Wednesday
7:30am to 6:00pm
Thursday – Friday
7:30am to 7:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm