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Butane Emergency Response - Butane Valve Shutoff


Powell Valve Closure Systems

Butane Valves

Various Cylinder, Ton Container, and Railcar Butane Valves compatible with both Electric and Pneumatic actuators.  More...

UL-CUL Approved

Powell Valve Closure System control panels (UniPro family, MaxPro™ RA & E-Pro®) are listed by Underwriters Laboratory to UL 508A for Enclosed Industrial Control Panels. Panels are listed by Underwriters Laboratory bearing the UL & CUL mark for use in the United States and Canada markets. In applications where a CSA listed control panel in Canada is required, please contact Powell for further information.

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Butane Valve Shutoff

About Butane

Butane is a member of the family of liquefied petroleum gases (LPG). It is a colorless, flammable gas with a skunk-like odor at standard temperature and pressure. It is a liquid when stored under its own pressure and flashes to a gas immediately upon release to the atmosphere. It is an asphyxiant and can exhibit anesthetic properties at high concentrations. Continued inhalation can lead to nausea and death. Prolonged contact with evaporating liquid can cause localized freezing and frostbite.

Butane is transported in pressurized butane cylinders, butane ton containers and butane railcars & tank cars using angle plug valves.

Synonyms: Normal Butane, Butane, n-Butane, Butyl Hydride

Accidental Release of Butane

In the event of an accidental spill or leakage of Butane, shut off all ignition sources and ventilate the area. The only safe way to extinguish a butane fire is to stop the flow of gas.

Powell Emergency Valve Closure Systems are designed to prevent reportable releases of Butane. In the case of an accidental release, the emergency shutdown system will close the butane container valve within seconds, effectively preventing further release regardless of where the leak occurs downstream.

It is possible to prevent an accidental release of Butane. Contact us today to discuss your specific application requirements.

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Shutdown Systems for Various Butane Container Sizes

Powell is the only manufacturer to offer both pneumatic or electric systems for 150 lb Butane Cylinders, Butane Ton Containers, Butane Railcars, Butane Tank Cars, and Butane Bullet Tanks.