Use this checklist to:

  • Inspect Tanks, Straps and Pads
  • Check Relief Valve
  • Inspect Remote Monitoring System
  • Check Regulators
  • Perform System Leak Test
  • And More
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ASTM, NFPA, and EPA provide best practices and standards to protect against unsafe systems and operations. However, regulations on the state and local level must also be observed. Our trained technicians are experts in evaluating and implementing guidelines to ensure the system is up to code during service and installation.

NFPA 58 liquid petroleum gas code sets the industry benchmark for safe LPG storage, handling, transportation, and use. NFPA 58 covers outside installation and the piping system. This code is designed to mitigate risks and prevent failures, leaks, and tampering that could lead to undesired outcomes. NFPA 54 provides minimum safety requirements for the design and installation of fuel gas piping inside systems. Depending on the state, they may follow NFPA 54 or the International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC).

ASTM D1835 – 20 sets the specification for liquefied petroleum gases conformity to the specified requirements for vapor pressure, volatile residue, residue matter, relative density, and corrosion.


  1. Propane can be contaminated. One of the leading causes of LPG contamination comes from outside factors and will persist with improper system maintenance.
  2. Annual leak checks are essential to making sure your system is performing safely and at an optimal level.
  3. Propane systems are incredibly safe. However, just like your car needs maintenance, your system needs a recurrent inspection to sustain a safe and dependable operation.
  4. Depending on how your system is designed, it could be prone to error. Working with a propane expert can help you identify any potential issues and mitigate risk.
  5. Placing a tank monitor on your propane storage tank can offer reliable tracking and notifications that can drive productivity and alert you to any weak areas.
  6. NFPA and ASTM have standards and best practices for keeping your operation and people safe.
  7. Propane offers low-emission production and a green, low-carbon footprint. Because it provides power that is not harmful to the ground around it, propane does not have the same containment issues and regulations accompanying diesel.


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What Our Customers Think

Thank you for your outstanding support during the humanitarian relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy. We here at DLA Energy appreciate your committed support to those impacted by the storm. Your herculean effort and dedication has helped millions of Americans during this devastating period. Your leadership on the ground and swift response to DLA Energy, FEMA, and state and local governments was critical the mission success

Giovanni Tuck, Brigadier General, USAF Commander

Each of your members displayed a willingness to go above and beyond the call to ensure multiple delivery missions to facilities. You kept the principal Aerial Port of Debarkation generations filled for constant use for all Joint Warfighter’s benefit so they could meet mission. Your Emergency Response Team was prepared and again, integrated across the board with key stakeholders.

Matt Ott, CDR, SC, US Navy

The thanks goes out to you and your outstanding crew. I handled life support for the main port in Port-au-Prince, and while Foster Fuels was present, fuel was not just taken care of, but incredibly flexible and adaptive to multiple needs. It was as easy as simply talking with your folks and they leaned forward and took care of the need.

1Lt Travis Michelena, JLC, Haiti

I just wanted to take a moment and commend your company and the fine crew that I had the pleasure of working with during the Kentucky Ice Storms. In my short time with FEMA and working seven major disasters, I have never worked with any contracting team that was more professional and such a pleasure to work with. We faces incredible weather conditions and long hours but I never heard one complaint out of the entire crew. The only thing I heard was what can we do now and how can we better complete and make the mission a success.

John Formet, Sr FEMA Region IV Logistics Accountable Property Manager