Propane is the most common form of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that canbe used as a fuel in areas where no gas mains are installed. A byproductof the oil refining process, it is compressed into a liquid for ease ofstorage and delivery. In a domestic storage tank, fuel vaporizes in theupper part of the vessel which can be tapped for use as a cooking and heatinggas. Its pressure is regulated down to a level compatible with the appliancesit runs. In cold climates, the ambient temperature is sometimes too lowfor the propane to vaporize fast enough, in which case a heat source, knownas a vaporizer must be used. In its natural form, Propane has no smelland an odorant is added before distribution, for safety reasons.
The propane industry uses many different types and sizes of tanks, from30,000 or more gallons at the distributor, to a barbecuecylinder. 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 smallertanks) 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 liquidpropane on a truck or trailer.)
As well as providing thousands of special effects explosions in TV andmovie productions, here are some of the other unusual locations and functionsof 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.