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Understanding Propane Container Placement Requirements

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code 58 has set requirements for DOT cylinder and ASME tank placement. These requirements are critical to maintain safe use of propane for customers and to reduce risk for propane providers. Not meeting these crucial requirements could put your company and your customers at serious risk! […]

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Cathodic Protection 101 for Propane Marketers

Did you know that routine cathodic testing is required for underground tanks 2011 or newer by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code 58? Make sure your company is up to speed on cathodic testing methods. How to Stay Compliant with NFPA 58 Cathodic Testing Requirements Step 1: Get your forms in […]

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Operations & Maintenance Manuals 101: Bulk Plant Requirements

Does your company operate a bulk plant? If you store LP gas and fill bobtails to deliver propane to customers, the answer is “Yes.” The NFPA 58 Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code requires propane marketers that operate bulk plants to have a written Operations & Maintenance Manual. If your company does not have a written manual […]

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Employee Training Requirements for Propane Marketers

Navigating employee training requirements is a challenge that propane marketers face daily. Between complicated requirements, changes to rules and regulations, and the burden of juggling multiple responsibilities, how can your company be sure that it is staying compliant? Follow this quick checklist to get a better understanding of what your company needs to develop, implement, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Policies and Procedures

Does your propane company have a set of clearly defined Policies and Procedures? Policies and Procedures are a guide that should be specific for your company to identify how exactly you will implement national, state, and local code requirements within your daily operations. If you’re wondering what exactly a Policies and Procedures Manual is, why […]

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Major Benefits of Winter Driver Evaluations for Propane Companies

Winter is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for propane marketers. Your delivery team is on the road more often, and they’re dealing with poor weather conditions more regularly. Set up ride-along driver evaluations to assess their performance before it becomes expensive. Driver evaluations provide critical training to your delivery team and important performance information […]

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Do You Have What You Need to Handle Out-of-Gas Calls?

Winter is here! When temperatures drop, propane use goes up. During the colder months, it’s likely that your company will be responding to out-of-gas calls from your customers. You may have handled these out-of-gas or interruption of service situations many times, but do you have the tools you need to document and respond to these […]

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P3 Propane Safety Announces the Hiring of Brent Cammett

Senior Consultant of Safety and Training P3 Propane Safety announced that it has added another Senior Consultant, Brent Cammett, to its safety and training team. Brent has over 20 years of experience in the industry with all types of safety training. He is a certified CETP instructor, proctor, and skills evaluator and a certified Smith […]

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Why Propane Marketers Are Required to Have Security Plans

Did you know that the Department of Transportation Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 172.802) requires companies that transport hazmat to have a written security plan? Experts estimate that 30% of propane companies do not have a DOT security plan. A security plan and proper training is essential to avoid safety hazards and ensure that […]

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Record $160 Million Propane Accident Settlement

Reported by the Philadelphia Business Journal, plaintiffs in a 2014 food truck explosion reached a $160 million settlement this year. This is the largest pre-verdict settlement in PA state court history. So, what happened In 2014 a food trucks outdated propane cylinder exploded in Philadelphia, killing two people, severely burning three, and injuring others. Civil […]

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