Propane Tank Sizing Chart

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Our Remodel Story

We purchased a house in 2015 with the intention of doing a full remodel.  We had never done this before, but armed with ideas and a great contractor, we started on January 4, 2016.  That time of year is an awesome time to remodel because subs are looking for work and the project, if planned well, will move quickly.  That time of year is not-so-awesome if you are living in the remodel, which we were.  The contractors demoed the kitchen on January 4, and I did not have a place to cook again until early March.  I didn’t think this would be that big of an obstacle because I am creative, and I had a barbecue–I planned to grill all winter.

Propane tank size chart

Little did I know, propane freezes, and this winter would be one of the coldest on record for Utah.  Needless to say, my winter grilling plan did not work and we ate out a lot.  I wish I had known more about propane and about Powerblanket propane tank heaters.  This knowledge would have saved me a great deal of headache and money.

Propane Tanks Can Freeze

Propane tanks can freeze while in use. The colder it is outside, the lower the pressure will be in your tank; conversely, the higher the temperature, the higher the pressure. Liquid propane volume is directly related to its temperature.  When the ambient temperature is very cold, especially below zero temperatures, there may not be enough pressure in your tank to keep your system/appliance working properly. Gas volume is determined by the number of molecule collisions occurring within the container, and these collisions decrease/increase with the temperature.

Propane Tank Size Chart

Residential and Commercial tanks sizes vary by need and application.  Consult the chart below for the propane tank size you need.

  • 20lb, 12.5×18
  • 30lb, 12.5×24
  • 40lb, 12.5×29
  • 100lb, 14.5×48
  • 420 lb, 30×52
  • 500 gal, sizes vary
  • 1,000 gal, sizes vary
  • Underground Propane Tanks, sizes vary

Propane Tank Size Chart

Powerblanket Propane Tank Warmers

Propane tanks supply the best output when warm, whether it is the ambient temperature that is keeping your tank warm, or an external heat source.  Powerblanket gas cylinder heaters afford you increased propane flow and insulation. Powerblanket gas cylinder heaters will improve propane tank efficiency. Increase your gas mileage with Powerblanket.  Powerblanket propane tank heaters heat the entire tank by blanketing it in warmth. Our superior heating solution increases propane tank efficiency and reduces costs by optimizing temperatures. To learn more about gas delivery systems, click here.

  • Save money by optimizing gas and material usage
  • Eliminate unnecessary tank refills because of cold weather
  • Insulated full-wrap design

Propane Tank Size Chart


Product Spotlight: Gas Cylinder Heaters

Do you store gas in cylinders? If so, then you know how the cold can affect them, even during this mild winter. In order to keep your storage from being compromised by a drop in temperature, you need a solution that can both insulate and heat. This is where Powerblanket® Gas Cylinder Heaters come into play.

 

Pressure and Depletion

Let’s face it, this is one of the mildest winters North America has seen in a very long time, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t getting cold enough to affect equipment and resources left out in the dropping temperatures, even though they aren’t dropping as low as usual. As far as gas storage goes, if you’re storing it in gas cylinders, you’re likely keeping it outside, and if it’s outside, it’s going to lose pressure—causing depletion and problems with extraction.

When you store pressurized gas in cold temperatures, or any temperature below ideal, then the pressure in your tank is going to be far less than efficient. This is simply due to the molecules of gas moving closer together, just like in your car’s tires. And of course, as the molecules move closer together, the pressure drastically drops. This means when it comes time for extracting the gas from your tank or cylinder, you’re going to run into troubles; it’s going to seem like there isn’t as much gas in there.

 

Powerblanket® Gas Cylinder Heaters

Powerblanket® Gas Cylinder Heaters solve this problem by adding a protective barrier that both insulates and heats your tank or cylinder to the ideal temperature needed for optimal pressure maintenance. Powerblanket offers a range of gas cylinder heaters equipped for maintaining temperatures of propane, butane, nitrogen, oxygen, and other compressed gases. Powerblanket® Gas Cylinder Heaters offer uniform heat distribution across the entire cylinder. This revolutionary heating solution reduces costs by optimizing container temperatures and increasing cylinder efficiency.

What’s more, the Powerblanket® product line is designed for any heating job. Every product is built using a rugged vinyl shell that is safe to use in temperatures as low as -20° F. So in other words, Powerblanket products can keep your equipment protected well below freezing.

 

Standout Features

  • Increases performance and efficiency of gas cylinders
  • Provides even heat distribution
  • Saves money by optimizing gas and material usage
  • Safety certified by UL/CSA/CE
  • Eliminates unnecessary cylinder refills in cold weather