LPG supply to your home

Ever wondered how your LPG makes it from your tank into the appliances in your home?

It is a process that involves removing the pressure placed upon the LPG in the bulk tank, thereby converting it from a liquid to a gas.

From the tank, the LPG passes through two pressure regulators to bring the pressure down in two stages to that required for household applicances such as c

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LPG supply to your home

Ever wondered how your LPG makes it from your tank into the appliances in your home?

It is a process that involves removing the pressure placed upon the LPG in the bulk tank, thereby converting it from a liquid to a gas.

From the tank, the LPG passes through two pressure regulators to bring the pressure down in two stages to that required for household applicances such as cookers, boilers, gas fires, etc.

Where the gas pipe enters your home, (sleeved through the masonry wall), there should be a clearly marked service valve so that, if necessary, the LPG supply can be shut off by the emergency services or, in the event of a leak, anywhere along the supply. The supply can also be shut down at the tank by turning the valve wheel clockwise. However, the service valve should be clearly marked in case the tank lid is locked and can’t be accessed quickly.

LPG Safety Facts

  • Should there be a leak from your tank in still conditions, LPG will gather in pockets on the ground. This is hazardous until it disperses and is why both your tank and boiler must be well ventilated and the boiler never positioned in the cellar.
  • LPG has a stench agent added called mercaptan to ensure that any leaks are readily detected. If a tank runs empty and the boiler goes out, the smell is apparent – but it is NOT a gas leak.
  • Turn off the service valve on the outside wall if you intend leaving your tank empty.
  • The tank is fitted with a pressure release valve which changes the liquefied form into gas slowly but before any pressure damage could occur to the tank shell. This precautionary measure is in case of fire.
  • Keep the area around the tank free of combustible material, e.g. leaves, rubbish, wood.

For what to do in the unlikely event of an emergency click here.

What our clients are saying

We have just had a delivery this morning. The driver is new and I just wanted you to know how efficient he was and very friendly. He told us about your new vehicle which will be able to access hard to reach properties if the weather is bad and the big tankers cannot get access. Mr S
We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
Mrs R - Publican
Excellent service , easy to order with polite efficient sales staff. Delivery drivers friendly and reliable, very impressed with all round customer service.  Mrs J
Your telephone is answered quickly and in a friendly manner followed up with call/message of delivery date. Mrs B
My husband and I are very pleased with your overall service and have recommended your service to other people round about. We rate you 10. Many thanks Mrs B
Yes I would recommend you, I score 10. The 'PPP' keeps my tank topped up, no VAT to pay. A very good efficient firm with nice friendly delivery men. Thank you Mr W
Been with you now since 2005 would recommend you to anyone Mr W
Always good service from ring (a day before) to say delivery is on it's way to the tank being filled up, thanks guys! Mr T
Last year I recommended you to my neighbour and he is equally happy with your service. Mrs S
I have just recommended your company to a friend who's just moved into a new home and uses oil. I have given you 10 in ratings. Mr M
We find the whole service really easy & efficient Mrs M
We are new customers, but the one delivery we have had came on time. The driver was very friendly and quick with no mess. Very pleased and no need to go elsewhere! Mrs D
I have always been very happy with the service I've recieved from Northern Energy and in fact have got you 2 more customers in the village. The delivery men are always courteous and I think that goes a long way! Northern Energy get a five star rating from me. Mr C
I am pleased with your automatic top-up system. It saves me worrying about running out and presumably saves you money if you can top up a group of neighbouring customers in one delivery - so win-win. Mr D
We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
As a customer I love the all inclusive package of oil and maintenance that you offer. As a second home owner, we never run out of oil like we do ‘at home’ because you keep us ‘topped up’. Mr C

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