Propane haulers

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by Badmon, Dec 25, 2020.

  1. skytrash

    skytrash Light Load Member

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    maybe you should read this

    Is Propane Heavier Than Air? | Paraco - Propane Gas
     
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  3. Bumblebee101

    Bumblebee101 Light Load Member

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    Haha you are right. I am so used to natural gas. See don’t ever take advice from people on the internet. I don’t even drive anymore best move I ever made.
     
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  4. Snailexpress

    Snailexpress Road Train Member

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    Propane or NG is heavier then air. It will go down and accumulates in tranches or hollows if it is no wind. Keep it in mind for the fire and suffocation hazard.
    If there is ignition source and you are blowing you are an idiot.
     
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  5. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    Thank you. Taking mental note. Got to pay attention
     
  6. Bumblebee101

    Bumblebee101 Light Load Member

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    Natural gas is lighter then air. It has an ignition point of 5%-15% gas to air. If it is blowing you are all good it won’t light.

    I was corrected on propane. That’s heavier and will sit low for awhile. I have no idea what it’s ignition percentage is.

    We have people crash into natural gas meter sets all the time or contractors hitting gas lines while digging and most the time the best thing to do is let it blow as it won’t light until you are sure for #### power is off to the surrounding area.

    just some fun facts. It’s hard to not want to shut a valve when something happens but if the air is rich with fuel it won’t ignite until it hits the gas to air ratio for bang bang time.
     
  7. terryt

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    Can't believe the company your hauling for didn't properly train you. When we started we had five days of class room then two weeks of ride along with three different drivers. This how people get hurt. Plus calling trainers at any hours for help with questions
     
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  8. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

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    They could have been a wee bit more thorough but propane isnt all we do and we've been stretched thin busy with work. I got it for the most part but im open to any and all tips i can get. Everyone at my company is just a phone call away if im super concerned but as i said we are all super busy. They dont mind at all me calling them if i have a really pressing question, but why bother them when ive got TTR? :biggrin:
     
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  9. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Sorry @Texas_hwy_287 I didn't even know you tagged me in this until I was looking for other propane guys on the forum.

    @Badmon aside from the already corrected info about propane being lighter than air, there is some good information on this thread. I'll PM you my cell if you'd like, you're welcome to call me between 0500 and 1700 Tue-Sat with ANY questions on propane that you have. I run to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket every day so I have a lot of downtime between pumping and loading at a terminal.
     
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  10. HiramKingWilliams

    HiramKingWilliams Light Load Member

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    That has gotta be an interesting area to drive in. Lots of ferry time, I assume.
     
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  11. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    Lots of it. About 45 minutes each way for Martha’s Vineyard, 2 and a half for Nantucket. Last time I got paid to nap I was running linehaul at FXF lol.

    As far as driving around the islands, it’s not bad. The locals are pretty good to give you space for a wide turn. The exception being anyone with a NJ plate.
     
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