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As above is tanks supposed to be transported upright and will it do harm on its side?
I had exactly the same question years ago...I think the conclusion (after a lot of google searching) was that transportation on it's side isn't a problem but I recall somewhere saying it must be upright in use and maybe it has to settle for a few minutes before use?As above is tanks supposed to be transported upright and will it do harm on its side?
From the horse's mouth.BCGA said:Secure cylinders. Cylinders shall be restrained so that they cannot move during transport. They shall not project beyond the sides or ends of the vehicle. It is recommended that cylinders are transported vertically, secured in an appropriate pallet. NOTE: Other items in the vehicle should also be secured such that they do not come into contact with gas cylinders during the journey. Certain cylinders should only be carried and restrained in a vertical position, for example, liquefied gases, such as LPG. This action will ensure the valves are uppermost allowing the relief valve to connect with the vapour space inside the cylinder. For cylinders containing a dissolved gas, such as acetylene, a vertical orientation will prevent the escape of the liquid (acetone) in the event of a leak
The only people who can afford the cages necessary for larger upright cylinder transport, are the gas companies themselves
From the horse's mouth.
Note that propane tanks are generally horizontal on stacka trucks, so obviously there are exceptions to the liquified gas rule, not sure where or how though