When the time does come for purging or evacuating an autogas fuel tank, it’s important to be familiar with the fueling systems and follow all precautionary safety requirements. These videos are an essential resource for technicians learning about fuel tank evacuation.

Introduction

This quick video outlines the purging and evacuation process material covered in this video series. There are also reminders of what to do before you begin the evacuation process.

Propane Autogas Fuel Tanks

Get familiar with the two types of propane autogas fuel tanks, their locations within different vehicles, as well as their physical configurations and applications.

Tank Components and Valves

This video provides basic knowledge of the components of a fuel tank required for evacuation, including the five valves, float gauge, and overfilling prevention device (OPD).

Safety and Safety Equipment

All work environments must be fire-code compliant and have a well-trained workforce in order to ensure small incidents don’t become major accidents. Make safety second nature with this video.

Tank Evacuation vs Purging

Before a technician performs service on a propane autogas fuel tank, purging or evacuation must be done. This video defines purging and evacuation, two different processes that involve different procedures.

How to Perform Propane Autogas Tank Purging

Purging is necessary on new or empty tanks and tanks that have been exposed to the atmosphere for extended periods of time. Learn both the vacuum and vapor methods in this video.

How to Perform Propane Tank Evacuations

To completely empty a tank, an evacuation procedure is used. This video defines the three different evacuation methods and explains the safety procedures required by each.

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