How Long Are Propane Tanks Built To Last?

Need a New Tank? Blue Flame Has Got You Covered.

lifespan of fuel tanks new jerseyAre you looking to add a propane tank to your home—or do you need to replace your existing propane tank? If so, Blue Flame is here for you!

We offer expert installation of propane tanks for homes and businesses across Southern New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. Our tanks are of outstanding quality, made with high-gauge steel, and a special coating to prevent corrosion.

If you’re worried about the cost of buying a propane tank outright, we also offer affordable, worry-free propane tank leasing to our customers.

What’s the Life Expectancy of a Propane Tank?

Today’s propane tanks are designed with safety and longevity in mind. Aboveground propane tanks can last 30 years or more without failing. Underground tanks have a life expectancy of about 25 years.

What Size Propane Tank Should You Get?

We’ll help you figure out what size propane tank you need! Mainly, it is determined by how often and for what purposes you use propane. Residential tanks come in sizes ranging from 120- to 1,000-gallons. Blue Flame has a propane tank that is suitable for your home’s propane requirements, whether you’re using propane for just a range, for home heating and other propane appliances, or for a “bigger” house with multiple, high-BTU propane equipment like a pool heater.

Propane Tank Safety and Standards

We are committed to ensuring that your propane tank is correctly and safely installed. This includes being well-versed on all local, state, and federal regulations regarding the installation of propane tanks, and ensuring they are followed. These are some of the most important regulations:

  • Propane tanks under 125 gallons water capacity: Must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner and a minimum of five feet from a crawl space opening. 
  • Propane tanks between 125- and 500-gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building and at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property. 
  • Propane tanks up to 2,000 gallons water capacity: Must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building and no part of an underground tank can be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property.

When you need to replace your home’s propane tank, Blue Flame is here for you. Get in touch with us and we’ll get to work.