Basic Training Information for Liquid Petroleum Gas
Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG is a fuel which has 90 percent propane and has no colour or smell. It is derived from natural gas. Liquid Petroleum Gas is extracted using a process called distilling.
Liquid petroleum gas should be handled carefully. Even if it is usually considered safe, it could cause a fire or explosion if the gas lines are not maintained or have not been correctly installed. Correct installation and maintenance guidelines should always be followed for home appliances which utilize liquid petroleum gas.
Personnel who work directly with liquid petroleum gas must undergo training in accident prevention to ensure safe handling. There are refueling methods which must be carefully followed. Employees should also learn how to recognize dangers like loose fittings or damaged hoses, and how to test for potential leaks. Personal protective gear must always be worn when working with liquid petroleum gas.
Potentially, the LPG gas is volatile. The personnel in charge of handling this gas need to be taught and prepared to respond to emergencies. Trainees would learn how to administer first aid, how to evacuate areas at risk, and how to control gas leaks.
Different Sizes of LP Gas Tanks
Liquid Petroleum Gas tanks would range in size from small tanks the size of a backpack all the way to large underground tanks. Liquid petroleum Gas is very useful for cooking and heating for both commercial and residential applications. Lots of forklift units are powered by LPG. Roughly 350,000 vehicles in the United States and 3.5 million motor vehicles all around the world utilize LPG tanks.
The 33-gallon gas tank delivers fuel to commercial grade machines. The empty tank weighs around 7 kilograms. When full, the tank can hold 14 kilograms of propane. It is large enough for industrial use, and is designed to fuel lift trucks with LPG engines. The tank has a 30 centimeter diameter and is 71 centimeters long.