Basic Training Information for LPG
Liquid Petroleum Gas or LPG is a fuel which contains 90 percent propane and has no smell or color. It is derived from natural gas. Liquid Petroleum Gas is extracted using a method called distilling.
Liquid Petroleum Gas fuel has to be carefully handled. It is generally safe, but can result in an explosion or ire if gas lines are wrongly installed or maintained. Correct installation and maintenance guidelines should always be followed for home appliances that use LPG.
To ensure safe handling, personnel who work with liquid petroleum gas directly should undertake training. The refueling procedures and handling have to be carefully followed. Employees should also learn how to recognize hazards such as loose fittings or damaged hoses, and how to test for potential leaks. Personal protective gear must always be worn when working with liquid petroleum gas.
Potentially, the LPG gas is hazardous. The personnel in charge of handling this gas need to be taught and prepared to respond to emergencies. Trainees would be taught how to evacuate places at risk, how to control gas leaks and how to administer first aid.
Various Sizes of LP Gas Tanks
Liquid Petroleum Gas tanks will range in size from small tanks the size of a knapsack all the way to large underground tanks. Liquid petroleum Gas is really useful for cooking and heating for both residential and commercial applications. Many lift truck units are powered by LPG. Around 350,000 U.S. vehicles and 3.5 million motor vehicles all over the world use liquid petroleum gas tanks.
There is a 33-gallon gas tank utilized to deliver LPG gas to commercial equipment. When empty, the tank weighs approximately 7 kilograms. When full, the tank can hold 14 kilograms of propane. It is big enough for industrial application, and is designed to fuel forklifts with LPG engines. The tank is 71 centimeters long with a 30-centimeter diameter.