Ensuring Your Overall Safety While Using Propane
You should contact McAdams Propane Company when you:
- Smell propane
- Suspect you have a leak in your system
- Need a propane appliance connected or disconnected
- Move or if there will be a change in tenant status
- Purchase a new or replace an existing propane appliance
- Have plans for an outdoor project that requires digging
- Experience a life change such as a new baby or a child moving away
The Professional Emergency Resource Service (PERS)
The PERS response center is staffed 24-hours a day to help facilitate emergency response activities in the event of a hazardous materials incident.
Transporting Small Cylinders:
- Always transport and store a cylinder in a secure and upright position so it will not fall, shift, or roll.
- Always close the cylinder valve and, if required, seal with a plug, even if the cylinder is empty. Ask if a plug is needed.
- Never keep a filled cylinder inside a hot vehicle or transport inside a closed truck.
- Always place the cylinder in a well-ventilated area of the vehicle.
- Always proceed directly to your destination and immediately remove the cylinder from your vehicle.
- There is a limit placed by law on the number of cylinders that can be transported in closed-bodied vehicles such as passenger cars and vans. Ask us for more information on state and local codes in place to help keep you safe.
Most people know propane as the fuel in a white container attached to a barbecue grill. But propane has long proven its versatility for heating homes, heating water, cooking, drying clothes, fueling fireplaces, and as an alternative fuel for vehicles. Propane is also used to make petrochemicals which are the building blocks for plastics, alcohol fibers, and cosmetics.
Propane naturally occurs as a gas at atmospheric pressure but can be liquefied if subjected to moderately increased pressure. It is stored and transported in its compressed liquid form, but by opening a valve to release propane from a pressurized storage container, it is vaporized into a gas for use. Propane is a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining