Safe, Warm, Reliable
Propane is a safe, reliable fuel. Like many other fuels,
however, it is flammable. That means it can be dangerous if not handled
properly. Remember,in order to protect you, your family and others, you
must be aware of (and respect) the normal, everyday hazards around you.
Propane is no exception.Your understanding of how to use your propane
system safely will help your family and friends prevent accidents.
A Pressure Situation
The propane in your gas system is stored under pressure.
While it’s stored, there’s no problem. But, in the unlikely
event your system develops a leak (which can be caused by physical damage
or deterioration) it can become dangerous. Propane burns at an even rate
when properly mixed with air, as in your stove or furnace. But, if a leak
occurs, a flame or spark could ignite it. If that happens, it could cause
a fire or even an explosion. Although such accidents are rare, we want
you to be aware of this possibility.
Know Your Propane System
Your propane system has four basic parts:
- A tank or cylinder, equipped with a main shutoff valve
-One or more regulators, designed to reduce pressure between the container
and your appliance(s)
- Gas piping, to carry the propane to your appliance(s)