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Monday, December 11, 2017

Is It Safe?

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It Is One of the Safest Fuels Available!

Some of the characteristics of propane, along with the regulations applied to the equipment, training, and handling, make propane one of the safest transportation fuels compared to many other fuels such as gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).Propane is considered a safe motor fuel by the federal government. School buses run on propane. Propane vehicle tanks are tested to 4 times the normal operating pressures, and these tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline, methanol or ethanol vehicle tanks. Of methanol, ethanol, CNG or propane, propane has the lowest flammability range -a safety advantage.

  • Propane is non-toxic – it will not contaminate the soil or the surrounding environment
  • Propane is odorized – an odorant called Ethyl Mercaptan is added to propane so that leaks are easily detected
  • Propane is lead-free
  • Propane contains extremely low levels of sulphur
  • Propane has the lowest flammability range of all alternative fuels (2.4 – 9.5%) – so there must be the right combination of propane and oxygen, if there is too much or too little propane it will not burn
  • Propane’s Ignition temperature is approximately 920-1020°F, gasoline’s ignition temperature is 495°F – therefore, gasoline will burn or explode at a much lower temperature than propane

 

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