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The National Safety Guidelines

  • Propane is flammable and hazardous if handled improperly.
  • Please read and understand the tank warning label before using AmeriGas Tanks
Propane Exchange Tank Transportation
  • Transport tank in an upright and secure position. Never allow tank to be bounced around.
  • No smoking is allowed in the vehicle in which the tank is being transported.
  • The maximum number of tanks that can be transported is four (4).
    Remove the tank from the vehicle as soon as possible after transporting.
Propane Tank Storage and Use
  • Store tank outdoors in shaded area.
  • Do not let tank get hot or pressure will rise.
  • Store tank away from flame and heat.
  • Close valve tightly and insert safety plug when not in use, even if tank is empty.
  • Use only on appliances and grills approved for propane.
  • Check tank and line connections periodically to be sure that they are tight.
  • Check for leaks using detergent or soapy water - never use a match or flame.
Propane Tank Warning Label
  • DO NOT REMOVE, DEFACE OR OBLITERATE THE TANK WARNING LABEL
  • FLAMMABLE GAS UNDER PRESSURE
  • TRANSPORT IN UPRIGHT, VERTICAL POSITION
  • LEAKING LP-GAS MAY CAUSE A FIRE OR EXPLOSION IF IGNITED
  • CONTACT LP-GAS SUPPLIER FOR REPAIRS OR DISPOSAL OF THIS TANK
    OR UNUSED LP-GAS
  • FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY*
  • DO NOT USE OR STORE TANK IN A BUILDING, GARAGE OR ENCLOSED AREA
CUSTOMER WARNING:
  • Know the odor of LP-Gas. If you hear, see or smell leaking LP-Gas, immediately get everyone away from the tank and call the Fire Department. Do not attempt repairs.
  • Caution your LP-Gas supplier to:
    Be certain tank is purged of trapped air prior to first filling. Be certain not to overfill the tank. Be certain tank re-qualification date is checked.
  • LP-Gas is heavier than air and may settle in low places while dissipating.
  • Contact with the liquid contents of tank will cause freeze burns to the skin.
  • Do not allow children to tamper or play with tank.
  • When not connected for use, keep tank valve turned off. Self contained outdoor cooking appliances shall be limited to a tank of 20 lb. capacity or less.
  • Do not use, store or transport tank where it would be exposed to high temperatures. Relief valve may open allowing a large amount of flammable gas to escape.
  • When transporting, keep tank secured in an upright position with tank valve turned off.
WHEN CONNECTING FOR USE:
  • Use only in compliance with applicable codes.
  • Read and follow manufacturers' instructions.
  • Consult manufacturers' instructions concerning the tank connection provided with
    your appliance.
  • Be sure regulator vent is not pointing up.
  • Turn off all valves on the appliance.
  • Do not check for gas leaks with a match or open flame. Apply soapy water at areas marked "X" on the diagram on the tank warning label. Open tank valve. If bubble appears, close valve and have LP-Gas service person make needed repairs. Also check appliance valves and connections to make sure they do not leak before lighting appliance.
  • Light appliance(s) following manufacturers' instructions.
  • When appliance is not in use, keep tank valve closed.
WHEN IN USE:
  • Store and use tank in upright, vertical position.
    *EXCEPT AS AUTHORIZED BY ANSI/NFPA 58 or CAN/CGA-B149.2