- As for natural gas, propane is non-toxic. However, it presents a possible inhalation hazard if released in a confined space, as it displaces oxygen and acts as a simple asphyxiate. Liquid propane is an effective refrigerant. It rapidly absorbs heat from the skin and can cause severe burns to the body.
- DON’T store propane tanks indoors or in a garage, basement, carport, shed, sunporch, or carport. DO keep propane tanks away from flames and spark-producing tools.
- On rare occasions, propane tank explosions can occur from the pressure of the propane tank reaching higher than the pressure that the tank can safely vent, causing the tank to burst open. This kind of explosion is called a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE).
- Wondering how far a propane tank needs to be installed away from your home? For most homeowners installing a single tank, a minimum of 10 feet from anything and everything is a quick rule of thumb.