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PROPANE SAFETY

high plains energy propane truckAt High Plains Energy, safety matters. As our trucks display, HPE provides "safety that makes a difference."  This means protecting what means the most - our families and businesses.

 

We have set a goal to be the safest provider for propane gas in our industry.  Our employees must complete and pass CETP training, which is a nationally recognized training program for people involved in the handling of propane, equipment and appliances.  You will also find safety information on the back of every delivery ticket, which includes the following information:

 

  • Properties of propane gas
  • Safety instructions in the event you detect an odor
  • Directions if you run out of gas

 

Our clients feel assured that they are being equipped with the proper information to everyone safe while using propane.  For a copy of the safety information provided on delivery tickets, please click the appropriate button below.

 

Safety Information

Is Propane A Safe Fuel?

You will be glad to know that propane has the lowest flammability range of any alternative fuel.  Propane with air will not ignite unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940 degrees Fahrenheit.  In contrast, gasoline's source of ignition must reach only 430 - 500 degrees Fahrenheit before igniting.  It is also a nontoxic, nonpoisonous fuel that doesn't contaminate aquifers or soil.  Propane 101

 

When it comes to transporting and storage, propane vehicle tanks are constructed from carbon steel under a code developed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.  This means a propane tank is 20 times more puncture resistant than a typical gasoline, methanol, or ethanol tank.  New propane cylinders are manufactured with a device that shuts off the filling process when the tank reaches 80% of its liquid capacity.  This allows for changes in fuel volume caused by temperature variations without any release of gas from the tank.  Lastly, unlike gasoline and alcohol fuels, propane cannot be ingested because it is stored in a closed container under pressure.  It vaporizes when released from its container.

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