Propane Tanks

Propane tanks are an approved tank to hold propane in its gas form and liquid form. There are many sizes and types of propane tanks and they all serve a specific need.

Stationary tanks are usually used for businesses, farms, and homes. These tanks generally come in sizes to hold 120, 250, 325, 500, and 1000 gallons. These tanks can either be installed above ground or below ground. These tanks are serviced and filled by your propane provider and can be filled to the maximum allotment of 80%.

These tanks have special valves required for safety when dealing with propane. These valves include:

  1. Fill Valve- Used to attach a delivery hose to the tank for filling.
  2. Vapor Return Valve- Used to maintain pressure when filling.
  3. Relief Valve- Used to bleed off excess pressure in emergency situations.
  4. Liquid Withdrawal Valve- Used to govern amount of LP gas withdrawn from the tank.
  5. Along with these valves, the tank must also have two types of working gauges.
    1. These gauges include:
    2. Float Gauge- Used to determine amount of propane in the tank.
    3. Fixed Level Gauge- Used to warn when the level is about to reach the maximum 80% fill.

Diagram of how many gallons are in tank at specific %.

If propane tank
gauge reads:
NUMBER OF GALLONS REMAINING:

120 gal tank 250 gal tank 325 gal tank 500 gal tank 1000 gal tank
80% 96 200 260 400 800
70% 84 175 227 350 700
60% 72 150 195 300 600
50% 60 125 162 250 500
40% 48 100 130 200 400
30% 36 75 98 150 300
20% 24 50 65 100 200
10% 12 25 33 50 100
5% 6 13 16 25 50
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