Propane production and distribution brings safe, clean, high-energy
fuel to a growing network of residential and commercial consumers.
PERC's distribution and production research facilitates the
development and widespread adoption of industry processes and
technologies that help optimize energy efficiency, reliability,
emissions, and cost effectiveness of propane distribution and
Best Practices Guidelines for the Propane Industry
The best practices guidelines for the propane industry contain the
practices related to the care and custody of propane gas throughout the
supply chain that contribute to the maintenance of a quality product. To
compile these guidelines, researchers conducted a survey of required,
common, and recommended practices.
Bobtail Requalification Period Evaluation
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The bobtail requalification period evaluation supported the National
Propane Gas Association’s efforts to encourage the Department of
Transportation to extend the inspection period of bobtail cargo tanks
used in dedicated propane service. Researchers conducted rigorous
bobtail road testing, estimated the fatigue life of a propane transport
tank, analyzed the likelihood of tank fatigue and fracture, and
investigated alternatives to hydrostatic testing.