A propane tank by itself has no explosive force. Propane will only burn when mixed with oxygen. However you can create what they call a BLEVE from a propane tank (boiling liqu…id expanding vapor explosion). Basically you would heat up the propane tank (example house on fire, etc) and a reaction would occur causeing the tank to burst. There are other ways to do it but it gets really technical. Research BLEVE and you will fand many references about blast effects and fireball radius, frag radius etc. The following link gives you safe separation distances: http://me.queensu.ca/people/birk/research/thermalHazards/bleve/safeDistance.php
Liquid Propane There will be a TW on the side of the cylinder this is the tare weight the weight of the cylinder empty. (TW 18.5) would be an 18.5 pound empty cylinder. A ful…l cylinder will weigh 20 pounds more than the tare weight. Even with an OPD valve a 20 pound cylinder will still hold 20 pounds 95% of the time. If you exchange your tank they are only putting 15-18 pounds of propane in a cylinder that was designed to hold 20 pounds. If you have your cylinder refilled make sure they weigh it on a scale as they fill it and put twenty pounds in it the OPD SHOULD STOP THE PUMP AT THE SAME TIME THE SCALE TIPS.(The weight of th filling valve must be added usually 4-5 pounds). Also propane is stored in the tank as a liquid you use the vapor from the top of tank in your grill. As the vapor pressure lowers the liquid will boil into vapor when the vapor pressure is gone the cylinder is completely empty. A 20-pound tank contains about 4.1 gallons of LP, which weighs about 17 pounds. (LP has a specific gravity -- at 25 degrees C -- about half that of water.) The next time I run my tank empty, I'll weigh it. But I would be willing to bet it weighs about four pounds.
Amounts may varies by temp. But most of the time 4.1 gallon liquid propane.
the one I have here has a guard ring on top that is 6 7/8 in diameter an 4" tall. the main tank body is 12 1/4 " in diameter and 12 1/2" tall. there is a base ring that …is 1" tall and 7 3/4" in diameter
As long as their is some liquid propane left inside the vessel the psi will change with the temperature. Makes no difference what size the vessel is, 20lb-1000lb same temperat…ure same pressure. At 80 deg F the pressure is about 80psi.
of course 1 propane tank will allow you to cook for hours and a turkey takes less than 30 min.
A 15 pound tank has about 3 gallons of propane in it, they don't fill them plum full for safety reasons. The gas has to expand. Or for every 5 pounds you get 1 gallon of propa…ne.
Absolutely, there are small camping-oriented tanks that weigh just a few pounds.
18 litres of liquid propane are in a 20 pound tank.
4.23 pounds per gallon so, weigh a full cylinder a 15 lb tank cannot hold 15 lbs of fuel propane needs expansion room or the tank will explode i would GUESS just a tad over… 2 gallons.
Yes. Providing that if the 20lb. tank has a hose hook up that the hose will be long enough to reach the shorter 15lb. cylinder's valve. Also the 15lb. cylinder MUST be within …12 years of manufacture or if it's been recertified within the past 5 years AND have an OPD, (overfill prevention device) style valve. This is easily identified by a triangle shaped handle vs. the old round handles.
9.07 kilos. The actual conversion of 1 kilogram is equal to 2.204622622 pounds. For everyday use, rounding to 2.2 should be enough. One pound is 0.45359237 kilogram, or 0.45 k…g for everyday use.