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Industry Review, January 2006 read more

Handhelds and routing

January 1, 2006 - By

The propane industry is one that can greatly benefit from computerized routing systems to help manage vehicle deliveries in remote areas. read more

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

January 1, 2006 - By

A desiccant dehumidifier currently under development could be what the nation's comfort-seeking homeowners want as they address their indoor air-quality issues. read more

Auxiliary Power Units

January 1, 2006 - By

Propane industry engineers are not sitting idle as truckers face pressure to cut pollution from tractor-trailer engines left running once the rigs complete a long day's haul. read more

Regulators

January 1, 2006 - By

Corrosion consistently puts a crimp on regulators -- it causes moving parts to hold fast, creates safety hazards and prompts inopportune service calls. read more

Understanding propane industry technologies

January 1, 2006 - By

Technically speaking, technology is a technological nightmare. Computer systems, software, hardware and e-whatevers can be difficult to learn, implement and use. On the other hand, they can be godsends -- saving companies time and money while improving efficiency and productivity like never before. read more

Defining propane as a utility

January 1, 2006 - By

Beware of propane systems masquerading as a utility. The general consensus is that propane systems are treated as an unregulated form of energy in the marketplace. read more

Prepare for another RMP skirmish

January 1, 2006 - By

Industry members involved in the successful fight against risk management plans (RMP) six years ago take note: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is expected to introduce the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act. read more

Don’t let friends start ‘C’ Corporations

January 1, 2006 - By

In early 2002, I addressed the penalizing tax disadvantages to propane companies that are structured as 'C' Corporations. read more

Managing workers comp

January 1, 2006 - By

If you take the humanity out of the process, employees are a lot like equipment. When bulk trucks need repair, fix them promptly and hopefully you won't lose too many productive days when it's in the shop. read more