Propane Safety

Propane Safety
Do you and your family know what to do if you suspect a gas leak?  You should follow these suggestions:
1. You should evacuate the area immediately.
2. Extinguish all smoking materials and any other open flames or sources of ignition.
2. Do not turn light switches, appliances or thermostats on or off.
3. Do not use the telephone inside the suspected area.
4. If it is possible to safely do, turn off the gas supply at tank.
5. Call your serviceman or supplier to report the leak.
6. Stay out of building or home until a qualified person authorizes your return.
* Educational safety pamphlets are sent out to our patrons yearly with a scratch and sniff portion so that you and your family know how to properly identify the odor of LP.  These are also available from your local SCCoop Propane Specialist

Go to https://propane.com/safety/safety-series-videos to watch the following videos:

  • HOW TO READ A TANK GUAGE
  • HOW TO TURN THE TANK OFF
  • IF YOU SUSPECT A GAS LEAK
  • HANDLING/TRANSPORTING SMALL CYLINDERS
  • GETTING YOUR PROPANE SYSTEM INSPECTED
  • APPLIANCE CONVERSIONS

Emergency contact number 641-203-9212

Winter Weather Safety tips

Mandatory Propane Cylinder Requirements
Effective April 1, 2002 the NFPA required that Propane Gas Cylinders in the pound capacity range (i.e.: BBQ grill tanks, camping tanks, etc) should be equipped with an OPD (Overfilling Prevention Device).  Most cylinders with the OPD valve have special “triangular” handwheels and some will have the letters OPD stamped on the valve handle or on the valve bodies. We can identify the type of valve on your cylinder if you are unsure.   You may purchase or exchange tanks from us that meet the new regulations.