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Is Propane Autogas Safe?

Exceptional safety at the pump and on the road!

autogas Monroe, NY Fleet operators in Monroe and across Orange County, NY, are discovering the countless benefits of converting their vehicles to propane autogas. Not only does this tried-and-true transportation fuel present 30% to 50% savings over gasoline and diesel, but conversion costs to autogas are typically much lower than switching to electric vehicles. And they do this while instantly and effectively decarbonizing your operations.

But what about safety? The A.C. Howell Corp. has been a trusted partner for autogas for many years. We know this fuel inside and out. Here’s a rundown of its safety advantages.

Safety at the Pump

Propane autogas pumps have some considerable safety benefits over gasoline and diesel pumps.

Modern autogas dispensing systems cannot begin dispensing propane until the nozzle is fully connected to a vehicle. Additionally, the nozzle has an overfill prevention device (OPD) that automatically cuts off the flow of propane when the fuel tank is full.

If there’s a spill with a gasoline or diesel pump, you might create lasting fire hazards and environmental damage. Not so with propane autogas. In the rare event of an autogas spill, the fuel dissipates into the air. There’s no damage to air, soil, water, plant life, animal life or marine life.

As an added benefit, you can install on-site propane dispensing systems at your business, allowing total control of your fuel supply and providing a secure space for refueling.

Safety on the Roadway with Propane Autogas

Propane autogas vehicles are very safe on the road. Autogas tanks are 20 times as puncture-resistant as gasoline tanks. Moreover, propane does not have the gelling risk in icy weather that diesel does. So, your propane vehicles will start faster and easier on freezing mornings, and your drivers won’t be left in the cold with an engine that won’t turn over.

Air Safety with Propane Autogas

Autogas vehicles provide a safer health environment for your drivers. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has found that exposure to diesel exhaust can result in negative health effects, including eye irritation, headaches and respiratory diseases — even lung cancer.
The air quality around propane autogas vehicles is normally much better than diesel or gasoline alternatives. Compared to those other fuels, autogas emissions contain up to:

  • 20% less carbon monoxide
  • 40% fewer nitrogen oxides
  • 10% less carbon dioxide

The result is a safer experience for drivers.

Receive Safe, Efficient Propane Autogas from A.C. Howell.

If you’re interested in enjoying the cost-savings, lower emissions and safer operations that come with converting your fleet to propane autogas, then reach out to our team right away. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can recoup your initial investment, especially when you have A.C. Howell as your propane delivery partner. We always offer fair and transparent pricing, and with our dependable, professional team, you can be confident your vehicles will always have the autogas they need.

Let’s start a discussion about how you can improve your operations and finances with propane autogas. Contact A.C. Howell today.