Propane Small Cylinder Storage Tips

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Shelby L. Metzger

Keep Your Family Safe this Fall & Winter
Harrisburg, PA – Many Pennsylvanians will be looking to store small propane cylinders in the coming weeks in preparation for the winter months. The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association invites you and your family to review some important safety tips before selecting a spot for your tanks.

Click here to view an interactive online safety module about Small Cylinder Storage and Transportation. This and other important Consumer Safety Modules have been produced by the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC).  

The module is full of important information. Here are a few highlights:

  • Never store a cylinder in an enclosed area such as a basement, garage, shed or tent
  • Do not smoke or have any spark-producing electrical tools in the area while transporting a cylinder
  • Do not under any circumstances try to repair or modify valves or regulators on a small cylinder or appliance
  • If you smell gas, immediately put out all open flames, leave the area and call 911

The safety module takes just a few minutes to complete and ends with a short quiz. We encourage you to view this safety information and learn more about keeping your family safe this fall & winter.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.


Propane Small Cylinder Storage Tips