LP gas, or liquid propane, is the fuel of choice for all RVs on the road today. It fuels all the major appliances installed such as stoves, water heaters, and even refrigerators. LP is a safe and efficient fuel to use in your RV rig when dealt with carefully, and it’s held in a system that begins with an ASME RV propane tank. This tank holds the propane fuel you’ll be using on trips and in camp sites, but it’s connected to an elaborate system much like the gas lines run through a home.
As with any fuel system, the safety features on an RV propane tank are extremely important. Your RV’s ASME tank will have a glass viewing window for the service technician to use when filling it, regulators that control the flow of gas into your system, and safety features for cutting off the flow if a leak develops.
This video contains a good overview of the entire ASME RV propane tank system. Beginning with tank sizes and access panel details, you’ll move on to learn about how a licensed technician will fill the tank, the safety features in your tank, and even the details stamped on the identification plate and why they’re important. Testing for safety is important, and you’ll find out where to install valves to adjust the pressure in your system if you find it’s not where it’s supposed to be, as well as tips on keeping the tank cover open when the system is being filled, inspected, or worked on. Regular checks are important for LP safety, so you’ll learn about wired monitors that should be in your system to allow you to check the pressure in your LP system.