Propane’s Proven Safety
- Propane autogas is a nontoxic, non-carcinogenic and non-corrosive fuel.
- Propane autogas vehicle fuel tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline or diesel tanks. They are constructed from carbon steel in compliance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
- Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making it safe and economical to store and transport.
- Propane autogas engine fuel systems are fitted with safety devices and shut-off valves that function automatically if the fuel line ruptures.
- Buses fueled by propane autogas reduce noise levels by about 50 percent when compared to buses fueled by diesel.
- Propane will not ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches at least 940 degrees Fahrenheit. In contrast, gasoline will ignite when the source of ignition reaches 430 degrees.
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