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Bulk Plant Installation Options and the Emergence of Turnkey Systems

It wasn’t that long ago that a new bulk plant project consisted of a tank, concrete piers, and your good buddy who could help you with the bulkhead, piping and plumbing.  But over the past 10-15 years new technology, systems and methods have changed.  Traditional bulk plants built using bare tanks and concrete piers are still 

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Rising Steel Prices and the Cost of Bulk Storage

Some of our bulk storage and residential tank manufacturing partners have begun to issue warnings about the rising cost of steel and the potential effect on storage vessel prices.  They are telling us to let our customers know that tank prices may go up this year as a result of steel price increases.  If you’re on the fence about a storage tank purchase or are thinking about replenishing your residential tank inventory, acting sooner than later might be a smart move.

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A Brief History of ASME Code and NB Registration

Manufacturers of new propane bulk storage must conform to current ASME code and all new pressure vessels need to be National Board certified.  Here’s why… 

ASME Introduction

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional association founded in 1880 in response to numerous steam boiler pressure vessel failures.  Among other things, ASME develops codes and standards for the design and manufacture of mechanical devices.
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Buying a New Tank? Make Sure You’re Comparing Apples to Apples

If you’re in the market for a new propane bulk storage tank, then you’ve probably made some calls and gotten some bids from multiple sources.  What may have surprised you during the process is a bid that came in quite a bit lower than the rest.  How can it be that one supplier has a price that is 20-30% less than the others?   Did 

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Grow Your Business Knocking on Doors

This article was originally published in our monthly LPG Storage e-Newsletter on February 29, 2016.  In the article, you can read about a growth strategy one successful propane business owner uses.  The business owner we featured was our very own Mike Svoboda – managing partner at Axmen Propane and partner here 

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What you need to know about… Steel Saddles

New horizontal ASME storage tanks often come with steel saddles welded to the vessel, but whether you purchase a new storage tank with saddles included or one without saddles will depend on your specific requirements.  Our most recent experience indicates that there is a preference toward having the saddles included.  One reason for this might be the improved resale value of a tank with saddles.  A bare tank or tank without saddles will always require a foundation involving contoured piers which may not fit the needs of many buyers.  If you are buying a new storage vessel with steel saddles, you should understand the code requirements, ask for and review drawings and calculations, and be aware of pricing.

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Section 179 – The Small Business Tax Break

Read this article and discover the ways that Section 179 can help make running your propane business more affordable and more efficient in 2015.  Find out how this small business tax break could save you thousands of dollars this year.  Most of the following information was collected from the Section 179 website.  If you are interested in more details or wish to do further research, you should visit the site.  I think you’ll agree that it’s time well spent!