Basic Training Information for Liquid Petroleum Gas
LPG or liquefied petroleum gas is a fuel which has 90 percent propane and has no colour or smell. It is derived from natural gas. LPG is extracted using a process called distilling.
LPG must be handled carefully. Even though it is generally considered safe, it can result in a fire or explosion if the gas lines are not maintained or have not been correctly installed. Correct maintenance and installation guidelines must be followed for home appliances which use LPG.
To ensure safe handling, personnel who work with LPG directly must undergo training. The handling and refueling procedures have to be carefully followed. Employees should also learn how to recognize hazards like for instance loose fittings or damaged hoses, and how to test for possible leaks. Personal protective gear should always be worn when working with LPG.
Liquid Petroleum Gas is a potentially hazardous gas. Employees handling liquid petroleum gas must be trained to respond correctly to emergencies. Trainees will learn how to administer first aid, how to evacuate areas at risk, and how to control gas leaks.
Different Sizes of LP Gas Tanks
Liquefied petroleum gas tanks range in size from small tanks that fit in a knapsack to big underground tanks. LPG is really handy for heating and cooking for both residential and commercial applications. Many lift truck units are powered by liquid petroleum gas. Approximately 350,000 vehicles in the US and 3.5 million motor vehicles globally utilize LPG tanks.
The 33-gallon gas tank delivers fuel to commercial grade machines. The empty tank weighs roughly 7 kilograms. When full, the tank could have 14 kilograms of propane. It is big enough for industrial application, and is designed to fuel lift trucks with LPG engines. The tank has a 30 centimeter diameter and is 71 centimeters long.