Understanding Bulk Plant Tank Connections, Valves and Gauges

The propane bulk plant is a specialized and complex facility where large quantities of propane are received, stored and prepared for delivery, where several tanks of various sizes may be installed depending on the needs of retailers and customers.

Bulk plants tanks have several valves and gauges installed in either end, and in the top and bottom of the tank. It is important that those responsible for operating and maintaining bulk tanks understand the location and of the valves and gauges, as well as their purposes.

With the proper education and training, new plant operators can effectively understand these critical functions and become valued employees.

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For more information about CETP and CETP E-Learning, get in touch with the Propane Education & Research Council's CETP Program Manager, Courtney Gendron, courtney.gendron@propane.com.