Compressed gas/liquid storage and concerns of BLEVE


Did you know that LP tanks are at risk of explosion whenever they reach a temperature of 120-degrees F or higher? One of our Safety Advisors recently visited a paving project and noticed that the crew had staged an LP tank on the back of a paving machine, which had positioned it close to the hot pavement. After using his infrared camera to determine the temperature of the LP tank and seeing that it was 46.5 degrees C (116 degrees F), he immediately asked the crew to stop and carefully move the paver (and tank) to a cooler area to let the tank cool down. His knowledge coupled with the equipment he was carrying at the time may have saved lives that day.

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