Why is My Propane Tank a Lighter Color?

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Hint: It’s All About Propane Safety!

Safety is at the heart of the work that Poore’s Propane and Oil does for our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. It’s why our drivers and technicians are trained to the propane industry’s highest standards, and why we share important information about propane safety with you whenever we can.

This week, we’ll take a look at a propane safety detail that you may not have considered: the color of your propane tank.

Most propane tanks are painted white, silver, or some other light color – and that’s not by accident. Light colors reflect that outside heat; darker colors absorb it. That absorbed heat expands the propane inside your tank to levels that could be dangerous.

Like water, propane expands in the heat. But propane expands a much more than water – about 17 times the volume of water over the same increase in temperature. That’s why we only fill your propane tank to 80 percent, which allows propane to expand safely.

That’s why you should always keep your Poore’s propane tank painted a light color – and why you should rely on Poore’s Propane and Oil for safe, dependable propane delivery in our Delmarva service area.

We make propane delivery easy: with our FREE automatic propane delivery, you won’t have to worry about checking your propane tank gauge’s levels. We track how much propane your home or business would use, depending on the weather. And we schedule a delivery before you run low.

Want to find out more about Poore’s Propane and Oil’s safe and reliable propane delivery or our convenient payment programs? Contact us today – we’ll be happy to help!