Propane Storage Tanks
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PROPANE PROFESSIONALS ONLY!
- Propane is the most common form of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that can be used as a fuel in areas where no gas mains are installed. A byproduct of the oil refining process, it is compressed into a liquid for ease of storage and delivery. In a domestic storage tank, fuel vaporizes in the upper part of the vessel which can be tapped for use as a cooking and heating gas. Its pressure is regulated down to a level compatible with the appliances it runs. In cold climates, the ambient temperature is sometimes too low for the propane to vaporize fast enough, in which case a heat source,
known as a vaporizer must be used. In its natural form, propane has no smell and an odorant is added before distribution, for safety reasons.
- The propane industry uses many different types and sizes of tanks, from 30,000 or more gallons at the distributor, to a barbecue cylinder. Hanson`s ASME propane tanks are built to 250# working pressure. Under normal circumstances, the vapor
pressure at 100ºF is 172 psi.
- Hanson Tank manufactures the following types of LPG tanks: DISPENSER TANKS, DOMESTIC TANKS, DOT TANKS
- Bulk storage: Up to 20,000 gallons.
- Dispensers (Used to store and transfer liquid propane into smaller tanks) 250 to 6,000 gallons, horizontal or vertical.
- Domestic: 124 to 2,000 gallons.
- Motor fuel: 60 to 250 gallons (Primary or alternate fuel system tanks for autos, trucks, buses.)
- Standby fuel: 124 to 5,000 gallons. (Back up fuel for remotely located generators, i.e. microwave relay stations)
- Underground storage: 500 to 5,000 gallons.
- DOT tanks MC-331 124 to 3,000 gallons (For the transportation of liquid propane on a truck or trailer.)
- INTERESTING USES: As well as providing thousands of special effects explosions in TV and movie productions, here are some of the other unusual locations and functions of Hanson propane tanks:
- Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas: Volcano eruption.
- Treasure Island, Las Vegas: Cannon fire, explosions.
- South Pole, Antarctica: Helicopter transported heating fuel.
- North slope, Alaska: Generator fuel, military navigation system.
- Sarawak, Borneo: Standby fuel, computer hard drive factory.
- Tahiti, South Pacific: Inter-island fuel delivery.
- Johnson Atoll, South Pacific: Fuel, nerve gas destruction.
- Dusseldorf, Germany: GFire effects, Warner Bros. Movieworld.
- Seoul, South Korea: Flames, Lotte Expo 93 water ride.
- Universal Studios, Ca: Fire effects, “Backdraft” theme ride.
- Walt Disney Pictures: Flying tank – “Gone in 60 seconds” – movie.
- All prices are FOB our plant, Los Angeles, California.
- TANKS SHIPPED BY TRUCK MUST BE SKIDDED FOR SHIPMENT – CALL FOR PRICING.
- In stock tanks cannot be modified.
- Standard styles can be modified at nominal cost. The part# will change.
- DRAWINGS ARE UPDATED TO CURRENT A.S.M.E. DATE FOR NEW ORDERS.
- If the capacity or working pressure you need is not listed, contact us for a prompt quotation.
- As well as ASME, we can meet other domestic and international codes. EG: ABS, USCG, Canadian, Lloyds and DNV.