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How Big of a Propane Tank Does My Business Need?

Hiper Gas is your go-to for commercial propane services!

business propane tank el paso, tx When it comes to a propane tank for your Greater El Paso business, one size most definitely does not fit all.

If your propane tank is too small for your needs, you’re going to need more frequent deliveries. And if you accidentally run out, you have the hassle and expense of an emergency propane delivery, a pressure test, and a professional relighting of all your propane equipment connected to your tank.

Hiper Gas has what it takes to handle all your commercial propane needs, including propane tanks.

We have a large supply of propane tanks in a full range of sizes, and our team of certified service technicians will install your propane tank and run the gas lines.

You also get first-class service from us. Our storage facilities are capable of storing plenty of propane to keep all our commercial as well as residential customer supplied with propane. We use the latest software to keep up with our customers and make sure you’re getting the best service. The Hiper Gas sales and support team has the knowledge and experience to help your business use propane to grow and prosper.

Determining the right propane tank size for your business

A British Thermal Unit (BTU) serves as a fundamental measurement unit to quantify consumption. Propane companies rely on BTUs to assess an appliance’s load, i.e., its hourly propane usage. This metric facilitates the selection of a suitably sized propane tank for installation.

Armed with this information, you can make a more accurate assessment of the tank size that best suits your business requirements. To determine the appropriate tank size, calculate the cumulative load of all your commercial appliances that utilize propane and divide that figure by 91,500. This formula provides an estimate of the hourly propane consumption for your appliances.

Commercial propane tank sizes

Here are some common propane tank sizes and their uses.

120-gallon tank: This size is ideal for dry cleaning businesses or any business that needs propane for one or two cooking appliances.

500-gallon tank: For larger restaurants and commercial kitchens such as those at event facilities, hotels, resorts, and golf courses, a 500-gallon tank will suffice. Commercial laundries and laundromats that use propane clothes dryers would also use this size of tank.

1,000-gallon tank: Many industrial and agricultural businesses would use this size tank, as it accommodates high-BTU appliances such as tar kettles for roofing, asphalt preheating equipment, and industrial boilers.

2,000-gallon tank: These tanks are for larger-scale industrial use with appliances and equipment that put out lots of BTU. If the total load is 1,000,000 BTU, the system will consume approximately 11 gallons of propane per hour. It is important to note that this calculation reflects the BTU load at full capacity. Therefore, if all appliances are used for 10 hours per day at maximum capacity, the propane consumption will amount to around 110 gallons per day. Usage of this magnitude would likely require a storage capacity of 2,000 gallons or more.

When it comes to complete propane services for your El Paso-area business, you can trust the professionals at Hiper Gas! Get in touch with us today for a consultation.