Propane Gallery of Horrors

Posted: August 22, 2012 by Bunce Rental in Bunce Rental, Propane Safety
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Federal regulations require that propane tanks must be outfitted with an overflow protection device (OPD) and re-certified after 12 years from the date stamped on the tank. Tanks that have been re-certified must then be re-certified every 5 years.

Years ago, one of our salesmen put together a poster of with photos of propane tanks that had not been properly inspected or certified. Some tanks are also in poor condition with rusting and pitting that makes the tank a safety hazard. We’ve compiled those photos here.

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Tank Valve Installed without Relief valve, Cylinder ruptured when overfilled.

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Relief valve plugged from being in fire, Cylinder overfilled, causing near rupture.

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Relief valve malfunction; ruptured overfilled cylinder

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Relief valve designed for 20# cylinder installed into a 100# cylinder. Inadequate relieving caused over pressurizing and rupture.

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Valve installed with galvanized water pipe bell reducier designed for 40# working pressure and no protective collar.

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Rusted out bottom of cylinder and broken condition

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Rusted, pitted bottom of 100# cylinder

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