Get the Right Propane Tank Size For Your Business

Written on: September 18, 2023

Pitmon can handle your commercial propane needs!

commercial propane tanks stephens county, ok Pitmon Oil & Gas has been the trusted provider of commercial propane services for South and Central Oklahoma businesses for over 30 years.

We pride ourselves on delivering dependable and personalized commercial bulk propane services to our commercial customers. With a keen focus on meeting your unique needs, we offer propane deliveries of up to 30,000 gallons at a time. Our storage facilities are abundant, and our enduring supplier relationships ensure a reliable propane supply to keep your business running smoothly.

Pitmon Oil & Gas is also the company you can trust when your business needs propane tanks. We carry a full range of propane sizes and have the knowledge and experience to make sure you get the tank size you need. We also provide expert installation and propane tank leasing at competitive rates.

How the right propane tank size for your business is determined

The British Thermal Unit (BTU) is a fundamental unit of measurement used to quantify consumption. Propane companies rely on BTUs to evaluate the load of an appliance, which refers to its hourly propane usage. This metric aids in selecting an appropriately sized propane tank for installation.

With this valuable information at your disposal, you can now make a precise evaluation of the optimal tank size that perfectly aligns with your business’ needs. 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.

What sizes of commercial propane tanks are there?

Here are some common propane tank sizes and how they would be used in commercial and industrial applications.

33-pound tank: Tanks of this size are commonly utilized to provide power for forklifts. They have a capacity to hold approximately 7.8 gallons of propane.

120-gallon tank: This size is perfect for dry cleaning businesses or any other business that requires propane for a small number of cooking appliances.

500-gallon tank: A 500-gallon tank is suitable for larger restaurants and commercial kitchens found in event facilities, hotels, resorts, and golf courses. Laundromats and commercial laundries that utilize propane clothes dryers would also benefit from a tank of this size.

1,000-gallon tank: This tank size is widely utilized by industrial and agricultural businesses due to its capacity to support high-BTU appliances like tar kettles for roofing, oil rigs, and industrial boilers. It is a versatile solution that caters to the needs of these sectors efficiently.

2,000-gallon tank: These tanks are designed for larger-scale industrial use, specifically for appliances and equipment that generate high BTU output. If the total BTU load is 1,000,000, the system will consume approximately 11 gallons of propane per hour. It is important to note that this calculation is based on the BTU load at full capacity. Therefore, if all appliances are used for 10 hours per day at maximum capacity, the propane consumption will reach around 110 gallons per day. To accommodate such usage, a storage capacity of 2,000 gallons or more would be recommended.

Rest assured, at Pitmon Oil & Gas, we understand the importance of reliable propane service to your operations, and we are committed to providing the commercial propane tank services you need to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Get in touch with us today to get started.