Propane tank safety

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Airtime, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Airtime

    Airtime Monkey+++

    Here is an interesting video that puts propane tank protection in some perspective. I think a couple take-aways are:
    - You don't want any tanks located near your house
    - If there were a fire you need to protect the tank from the fire.
    - Probably need to protect it from gun fire as well.

    Just thinkin...

  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    interesting, thanks for posting. Note though, that the 3rd to last explosion was a transformer and I believe the last 2 were rail cars.

    Interesting take on shooting an LP tank:

    also check this out, shooting a tank with no fire around it:

    no explosion, though the tank can become a missile.
  4. fedorthedog

    fedorthedog Monkey+++

    When i was cleaning up meth labs we would recover prop tanks that had been converted to hold ammonia. We would vent them from a distance by shooting them with a 223, it will put a hole in them most of the time.


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