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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Propane Use in Agriculture Applications
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.