Can a Propane Tank Explode?

While not common, the short answer is, yes, a propane tank can explode. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates roughly 600 propane tank explosions occur each year. Yet, according to a study from the Department of Energy, the risk of a person dying from a propane explosion is about one in 37 million. But propane tanks do not explode, nor do they rupture or come apart on their own. A propane tank operating under normal circumstances is extremely safe. In fact, bringing a propane tank to the point of “explosion” is a very difficult task. … Continue reading Can a Propane Tank Explode?