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What is Synthetic Natural Gas?

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 05:17 PM

Propane-air, Synthetic Natural Gas, SNG, Propane Blending System, Standby System, Peak Shaving System are all common names in our industry for the application, process or end product that occurs when Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG or propane) is blended with air.  Let's call it for this article's sake Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG), because that is really what it is by definition.

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Tags: SNG, Synthetic Natural Gas System

Inspecting your LP-Gas Bulk Plant Internal Relief Valves

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Wed, Aug 19, 2009 @ 09:33 AM

With the July 2011 deadline approaching for compliance with NFPA 58, we think it makes a lot of sense to inspect all vital components of your bulk plant.  One of the most important safety components of your LP-gas storage vessel is the internal relief valve system.  LP-gas relief valves are intended to open only under the excessive pressure conditions indicated below.  The container pressure will get high enough to open relief valves under the following conditions:
  • Filling containers not purged of air
  • Overfilled container exposed to heat, which includes radiant heat (sun).
  • Use of an incorrect product such as propane in a container with relief valve set for butane pressures (Low set pressure for service)
  • All containers exposed to extreme heat (fire).
  • Excessive pressures created during filling

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Tags: LP-Gas Relief Valves, Internal Relief Valves, NFPA 58 LP-Gas Compliance, Propane Storage Tank Relief Valves

Sizing your propane bulk plant

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Tue, Aug 11, 2009 @ 02:34 PM

With the agriculture harvest and drying season approaching, we have recently received many calls from farmers looking to increase their propane storage capacity in order to help decrease their costs for gas, by being able to accept transport delivery. 

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Tags: Bulk Plant, Propane Storage, propane storage tank capacity, propane bulk plant

A Few Things to Consider When Buying a Propane Bulk Storage Tank

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Thu, Jun 25, 2009 @ 06:40 PM

Building a new bulk propane plant?  Upgrading your existing bulk plant storage capacity?  Installing a standby or peak shaving propane-air/SNG plant?  Should you be buying a new or used propane storage tank?  Below are few things you should consider when making the decision to purchase a bulk propane storage tank.

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Tags: TransTech Energy, propane storage tanks, bulk propane plant, propane storage tank, buy propane storage tank, SNG, bulk propane storage tank, used propane storage tank, peak shaving, propane-air

Are your propane storage tanks in compliance?

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Sat, May 30, 2009 @ 06:26 PM

Another month behind us, another month closer to July 2011.  What's the big deal?  If you have a large inventory of propane storage tanks in service and you rely on propane as one of your primary utilities,  I'll tell you what the big deal is with getting closer to July 2011.

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Tags: propane storage tanks, bulk propane plant, NFPA 58 compliance, NFPA 58, used propane storage tanks

Propane in Agriculture

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 @ 10:38 PM

Propane Use in Agriculture Applications

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Tax Credits for Propane Industry

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Fri, Apr 17, 2009 @ 07:51 PM

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law that contained several positive provisions for propane. On October 3, 2008, former President George W. Bush signed the omnibus financial rescue package that contained three other high priority propane tax credit extensions. This article summarizes the favorable provisions in these two laws that will directly benefit the propane industry. This summary material is provided for informational purposes only; please consult a professional tax advisor to determine if these provisions apply to your specific tax situation.

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Tags: Alternative Fuel, Propane Tax Credits, Propane Motor Fuel, Propane Storage Equipment

Is Your Bulk Plant Ready for 2011?

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Fri, Apr 03, 2009 @ 10:37 AM

The deadline for NFPA 58- 2011 Compliance is Fast Approaching.  July 1, 2011 will be here before you know it! 

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