(reprinted with permission
from Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, I-80 & Hwy 146, Grinnell,
Tank location with respect to the
nearest important structure, building or group buildings should be
10 feet for 125-500 gallon water capacity tanks, 25 feet for
501-2,000 gallon water capacity tanks and 50 feet for 2,001-30,000
gallon water capacity tanks. (For multiple tanks, add the capacity
of the tanks together and use the appropriate distance.)
Equip the system with two stage
regulation. The first stage regulator should be at the tank,
the second stage regulator at the building.
Provide a concrete, masonry or other
firm foundation for tanks.
Loose or piled combustible material,
weeds, and long dry grass shall not be permitted within 10 feet of
Provided a cover for the tank
controls so their operation will not be affected by freezing rain,
sleet, snow, ice, or other material.
Equip all LP gas fired heating
equipment with a 100% automatic shut-off device in accordance with
he National Fire Protection Association's pamphlet #58-Storage and
Handling of Liquified Petroleum Gases.
Make sure all regulator vents are
Regulators 15 years old or older
should be replaced.