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Inspecting cylinder integrity

January 1, 2007 - By

Many of my legal cases deal with cylinders, which need to be recertified 12 years after the date of manufacture. After that, recertification is required every five years by visual review or 10 years by hydrostatic testing. read more

Aggressive competition in passive shut-offs

January 1, 2007 - By

A hose or fixture malfunction while filling or emptying a propane transport tank can create an explosive situation, and equipment manufacturers are aggressively debating which passive shut-off technology is better, complete with dueling testimonials. read more

Building the brand

January 1, 2007 - By

With rising oil and materials costs, weak winters and unsure economic times, propane retailers are always looking for additional sources of income. read more

Customer investment pays profits

January 1, 2007 - By

Continued company growth depends on growing and retaining a strong customer base. read more

Trying to get with it

January 1, 2007 - By

Now that my five kids are old enough not to fear me, they get their jollies by making fun of all things old-fashioned in my life. read more

Safety inoculation against liability flu

January 1, 2007 - By

The other day my doctor recommended I get a flu shot. I declined, rationalizing that I have given up most of my bad habits, exercise daily and am in fine shape. read more

Successful companies hire competency

January 1, 2007 - By

The most successful propane companies are comprised of highly competent people who work together towards a common objective. But what do we mean by competency and how do we discern the traits of a potential employee regarding their level of competence? What competencies are most important? read more

What’s up down under

January 1, 2007 - By

Scientists and engineers are on top of the quest for non-steel alternatives for tank construction, breaking new ground in researching suitable composite materials slated for below-grade applications. read more

Gauging volume accuracy

January 1, 2007 - By

Developments in tank gauge technology could make the rubber mallets commonly used to whack recalcitrant rotary gauges back into calibration obsolete. read more