Pressure and Driving by Propane

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Pressure and Driving by Propane

Liquefied petroleum (LP) gas or propane is commonly used for heating but it can also be used for powering vehicles, especially those that have to operate indoors. Forklift manufacturers often offer a propane version in addition to diesel or electric versions. The propane version provides an alternative to diesel and is suitable for both inside and outside operation. A propane powered forklift can also be used in remote locations where additional tanks can be used to ensure that they work as long as required. When a tank is empty or near empty as indicated by its gage, the tank easy relatively easy to replace. Pressure in a propane tank can range between 100 and 200 psi or even higher, especially when the tank sits in the sun, and is not a good indicator of the precise content of the tank. So, a gage similar to ones used on consumer propane tanks is used to provide a rough pressure indication for the fuel level.

Propane tank in a forklift

 

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