Cylinder Safety

TRANSPORTING SMALL Propane 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 a propane 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.

STORING SMALL CYLINDERS

  • Never store or place a propane cylinder indoors or in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed or tent.
  • Never store or place a propane cylinder in an area of excessive heat – 120 degrees or higher – or near a stove, fireplace or other heat source. The heat builds up pressure inside the cylinder, which may cause the pressure relief valve to release propane.
  • Never store or place a spare cylinder under or near a barbecue grill.
  • Do not smoke or have any ignition sources such as flames or spark-producing electrical tools in the area while handling or transporting cylinders.
  • Do not under any circumstances try to modify or repair a propane cylinder or appliance parts.

Reliable Propane

10140 County Road
Clarence Center, NY 14032
Phone: 716-741-3000
Toll-Free: 800-675-8553

Hours:

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon