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A message from Red Lake Nation Propane

 

This message is from Red Lake Nation Propane to provide a better understanding of Propane and its characteristics, including how to read a gauge and what it looks like inside of a tank fueled with propane.

We would also like to have the cooperation from commercial and residential customers to periodically check the gauge and call in around 20-30%, so that we can schedule a fuel delivery in a timely manner. It ties the company up when we’re trying to stick to a delivery schedule for those who call in at this percentage, when we have so many out of fuel calls, which is resulting in out of fuel charges to customers.

This information is for your business and residential use:

The gauge and tank below is similar to the tank/s outside your business or home. The gauge is located underneath the hood on top of the tank. The needle on the gauge will be clearly visible reading what percentage is in the tank.

The arrow pointing to the 80% mark on the gauge is where the tank is filled; this represents a full tank in 250’s, 500’s, 1000’s & 2000 gallon tanks including all other commercial storage tanks. Propane can only be filled to the 80% mark while the remaining percent left in the tank is measuring the vapor and pressure.

On this gauge the tank is reading about 74% that means there is 74% percent liquid propane in your tank and 36% vapor and pressure.

In the colder months propane liquid vaporizes causing more vapor and pressure in tanks than in the warmer months when the liquid stays in its solid form of liquid. Propane boils in colder temperatures making vapor, while vapor condenses back into liquid in warmer temperatures. Vaporized propane is what the propane systems in your building or home run off. Liquid propane is not present in lines running into the homes or businesses, only vapor exists.

Depending on your tank size the gauges will read as follow:

250 gallon tanks

80% = 200 gallons 40% = 100 gallons

75% = 187.5 gallons 35% = 87.5 gallons

70% = 175 gallons 30% = 75 gallons

65% = 162.5 gallons 25% = 62.5 gallons

60% = 150 gallons 20% = 50 gallons

55% = 137.5 gallons 15% = 37.5 gallons

50% = 125 gallons 10% = 25 gallons

45% = 112.5 gallons 5% = 12.5 gallons

500 gallon tanks

80% = 400 gallons 40% = 200 gallons

75% = 375 gallons 35% = 175 gallons

70% = 350 gallons 30% = 150 gallons

65% = 325 gallons 25% = 125 gallons

60% = 300 gallons 20% = 100 gallons

55% = 275 gallons 15% = 75 gallons

50% = 250 gallons 10% = 50 gallons

45% = 225 gallons 5% = 25 gallons

1000 gallon tanks

80% = 800 gallons 40% = 400 gallons

75% = 750 gallons 35% = 350 gallons

70% = 700 gallons 30% = 300 gallons

65% = 650 gallons 25% = 250 gallons

60% = 600 gallons 20% = 200 gallons

55% = 550 gallons 15% = 150 gallons

50% = 500 gallons 10% = 100 gallons

45% = 450 gallons 5% = 50 gallons

2000 gallon tanks

80% = 1600 gallons 40% = 800 gallons

75% = 1500 gallons 35% = 700 gallons

70% = 1400 gallons 30% = 600 gallons

65% = 1300 gallons 25% = 500 gallons

60% = 1200 gallons 20% = 400 gallons

55% = 1100 gallons 15% = 300 gallons

50% = 1000 gallons 10% = 200 gallons

45% = 900 gallons 5% = 100 gallons

 

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