Basic Training Information for Liquid Petroleum Gas
Liquefied petroleum gas has 90 percent propane and has no smell or color. This fuel, also known as LPG, derives from natural gas. Liquid Petroleum Gas is extracted utilizing a process called distilling.
LPG must be handled with care. Even though it is generally considered safe, it could lead to an explosion or fire if the gas lines are not maintained or have not been correctly installed. Correct installation and maintenance guidelines must always be followed for home appliances that use LPG.
To ensure safe handling, employees who work with liquid petroleum gas directly must undergo training. The refueling procedures and handling have to be carefully followed. Personnel must also be taught how to recognize hazards like for example loose fittings or damaged hoses, and how to test for possible leaks. Personal protective gear must always be worn when working with LPG.
LPG is a potentially dangerous gas. Employees handling liquid petroleum gas should be taught to respond appropriately to emergencies. Trainees will be taught how to control gas leaks, how to administer first aid and how to evacuate areas at risk.
Various 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 big underground tanks. LPG is really useful for heating and cooking for both residential and commercial applications. Many lift truck units are powered by liquid petroleum gas. Roughly 350,000 vehicles in the US and 3.5 million motor vehicles all around the world use liquid petroleum gas tanks.
The 33-gallon gas tank delivers fuel to commercial grade machinery. The empty tank weighs approximately 7 kilograms. When full, the tank could have 14 kilograms of propane. It is designed to fuel forklifts with LPG engines and is big enough for industrial application. The tank has a 30 centimeter diameter and is 71 centimeters long.