LPG in Tanks

FAQ’s about LPG in Tanks

How can I detect LPG leaks?

LPG leak is detected easily and timely due to its characteristic odor. Other ways of detecting leakage is the “blurring” when we look closely at the vicinity of the leak (due to the phenomenon of refraction) while for larger scale leakages, the noise or freezing at the point of LPG leaking. In any case, to find the exact point of leakage, we only need to make use of a special leak detector spray or use soapy water. At the point where the leakage is occurring bubbles will be noticed.

The tank content level indicator is not moving ...

Tap next to the level indicator on the metal tank with a wooden object. It is likely to be stuck, while tapping will free it.
Try to appreciate the content of your tank approximately. Using your experience estimate the amount of time for which this content will be meeting your needs.

There is no LPG supply on the machine.

Make sure that the tank contains LPG (see level indicator).
Make sure all valves and the main switch of the tank are open. If, for some reason previously, you turned the main switch off, try to turn it off and on again very slowly.
If you cannot resolve the problem, contact PetroGaz or any of its representatives.

What is the role of Pressure Relief Valves (PRVs)?

Tanks are equipped with pressure relief valves proportional to their surface to prevent any increase of pressure inside the tank. It is prerequisite of course that relief valves (safety devices) are to be rechecked in accordance with legislation.

Can flame be sucked into the interior of the tank or LPG cylinder followed by explosion?

No. For the flame to be preserved there must always be oxygen, which is not true neither for the inside of the tank, nor for the inside of the LPG pipeline.