LPG tank installation explained

LPG is supplied and stored in liquid form, under pressure. The pressure in your storage tank varies from 30 to 120 pounds per square inch, depending on how hot or cold the weather is.

Your tank is fitted with a pressure relief valve, which is set to release the LPG after approximately twice the normal maximum pressure has been reached, but before any pressure dama

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LPG tank installation explained

LPG is supplied and stored in liquid form, under pressure. The pressure in your storage tank varies from 30 to 120 pounds per square inch, depending on how hot or cold the weather is.

Your tank is fitted with a pressure relief valve, which is set to release the LPG after approximately twice the normal maximum pressure has been reached, but before any pressure damage could occur to the tank shell – a precaution in case of a nearby fire.

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Our team has many years of experience and will make recommendations in accordance with the LPG Code Of Practice for the location and installation of your new LPG tank, and talk you through the whole installation process.

Our recommendations are made taking into account the supply to your home, and health and safety issues. If, at anytime in the future, you intend to make any changes to the area surrounding your tank, structural or otherwise, please consult our team, so that we can advise and make sure that your tank is still safe and conforms to legal requirements.

To reduce the risk of fire:

  • Position the tank 3 metres from a building, drain, property boundary or a fixed source of ignition, e.g. a car or a garden shed (some exceptions may apply).
  • Keep the area around the tank free of combustible materials, e.g. leaves, rubbish, wood, etc.
  • The tank area must be well ventilated and not enclosed by walls or solid fences on any more than 2 sides.

These rules apply even after the tank has been installed. Please consult with our team if you intend making changes to the area, e.g. erecting a shed, fence, etc. as these changes could make the installation illegal or unsafe.

Please contact our team for more information.

What our clients are saying

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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