For more than 50 years, installation, storage and handling regulations have enabled propane to be one of the safest types of fuels used today. Engine components and systems are certified by organizations such as the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Technical Standards Safety Authority (TSSA) in Ontario.
Propane is non-toxic and stored and handled as a liquid under pressure. Special storage vessels are engineered with safety valves and the puncture resistance of propane tanks is 850ºF, compared to 495ºF for gasoline tanks. Additionally, a distinctive odour is added to the propane upon production to aid in the detection of leaks.
At AABCO, we are committed to providing best-in-class service to business all across Ontario. Our drivers, technicians and support staff are fully qualified and trained. We also offer specialized training programs to help our customers understand where propane can be used, how it should be stored, and any precautions that are needed.
Cylinders and you.
For recreational use, propane is generally sold and stored in a cylinder. Assuming the cylinder is kept in good condition and within the 10 year inspection date, it can be refilled indefinitely. When properly filled, 80 per cent of the cylinder contains liquid propane. The space above the liquid, to the top of the cylinder, holds propane vapour.
Enough space must be left in the cylinder to let the liquid propane expand, if the cylinder is exposed to warmer temperatures.
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