Propane Safety Tips

Safety…. It’s Up to You !

Propane is a safe, reliable fuel.  Like many other fuels, however, it is flammable. That means it can be dangerous if not handled properly.

Remember, in order to protect you, your family and others,
you must be aware of (and respect) the normal, everyday hazards around your. Propane is no exception.

This page is to help increase your understanding of how to use your propane system safely.  Read it now, and make certain your family and friends are familiar with this accident prevention information.

Know Your Propane System

Your propane system has four basic parts:
1) A tank or cylinder, equipped with a main shutoff valve.
2) One or more regulators, designed to reduce pressure between the container and your appliance(s)
3) Gas piping, to carry the propane to your appliance(s)
4) Gas appliance(s)

The tank  is where the propane is stored.
It is equipped with a shutoff valve, which turns the gas “on” or “off”.  The regulator controls the gas pressure, while the gas piping carries the gas to your appliance(s).

It is important for you to know the location of the main shutoff valve on the tank. Remember its location and become familiar with how to shut it off in an emergency situation.