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Propane Safety Tips // Safety Relief Valve

Safety Relief Valve

  • Propane expands when heated. That increases the pressure in the tank. Above a certain pressure, the relief valve opens to release a small amount of vapor. That release keeps the pressure from building up too much inside the tank. Once excess pressure has been released, the relief valve closes automatically.
  • It's important to keep your tank painted with a white, aluminum or other reflective color. A rusty, unpainted or dark-colored tank may cause pressure build-up resulting in a safety relief valve discharge.
  • Call us whenever your relief valve pops off, so we can determine the cause.

 

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