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LPG bulk storage tank installation is something that is to be performed by licensed installation companies. Attempting to install your own LPG storage tank is not advisable under any circumstance. Nor is it legal. See Tank Installation Estimates and Bids below for important advice before installs your tank.
Tank Installation Preparation
LPG storage tank installation decisions and preparations include:
LPG storage tank Size Selection to ensure an adequate supply of LPG Gas;
LPG storage tank Distance Rules that govern the installation location of ASME LPG storage tanks;
LPG Permitting Requirements may be required by local codes and municipalities.
For underground LPG storage tanks, the installation will ensure that the hole is in place and conforms to the required specifications. During new construction, where a septic system is to be installed, the installation company or home builder will often have the septic company dig the hole for the underground LPG storage tank. Concerning septic tanks, the LPG storage tank should be installed in a location that will not be in a direct path of the LPG delivery truck, once installed. All too often, LPG delivery bobtails will run over a septic tank and crack the lid or break through the tank lid entirely. If this happens, costly repairs are often necessary so ensure the septic tank is not a potential obstacle for LPG delivery operations.
Various other preparations will be made whether the tank being installed is above or underground.
The Installation Process
The beginning of the installation process will be the LPG service crew arriving with the LPG storage tank. They will often use a crane to lift and place the tank on its concrete pad, blocks, or hole (underground tanks). After the tank has been set and leveled, the installers will run the LP Gas yard line hooking each end to the gas plumbing stub out and LPG storage tank regulator. They will then cover the trench with backfill and test the system for leaks. A delivery driver will arrive during the installation and fill the tank with propane. Following the test and safety inspection, the installers will light any pilot lights, check appliances for proper operation and review the installation with you. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the tank installation, service arrangements or delivery schedules.
As with all construction projects, people request tank installation bids from several different installation companies prior to making a final decision on what company is going to install the tank. This decision is primarily based on price and scheduling. Two factors that people should consider more than price is the safety record of the installing company and their business practices (reputation). Before you choose a company to install a tank, it is advisable to learn about the company's safety record and business practices. The Better Business Bureau is an excellent place to learn about a company and their practices. Each state has a regulatory agency that oversees propane and LPG Gas safety. Contact your state agency governing propane safety and ask them about the safety records of your potential propane supplier. Many people that have taken this approach have found that the cheapest is not always the safest. Also see Choosing a LPG Company