Propane is an Easy & Efficient
Fuel to Cook With
Like all other combustible fuels it’s important to respect it’s qualities.
State and national fire safety organizations have created safety standards to make it easy to follow.
Ensure Your Propane Tanks:
• Are securely fastened to the food truck
• Remain outside your food truck
• Are not overfilled
• Are in good working order
- Understand the markings on your propane cylinder. These may include symbols that show what type of tank you have, the original manufacture date, and the re-certification date.
- Know if your tanks need to be re-certified and understand the different kinds of cylinder re-qualification.
- The age of the tank can affect its performance. Ensure that your cylinders are not beyond their certified number of years.
- Be familiar to what propane smells like. Propane tank retailers offer scratch pads that can help your employees know the distinct odor of the fuel in case of leakages.
- Flammable liquids like cleaning agents or gasoline should not be near a gas-burning equipment. Fumes from these can get ignited by the pilot burner.
- Know where the gas lines are located inside your truck so that they do not get damage when moving kitchen appliance. Also, check the condition of connections to see if there are any leaks.
- Never attempt to fix a leak yourself. If you suspect a leak, call your supplier immediately! Any appliance connected to problematic cylinder must not be used until the leak is resolved.