Aboveground Tanks for Your Business

Cactus Tanks is your go-to for LPG tanks

Cactus Tanks is the propane tank supplier you can count on for aboveground propane tanks for your business.

Our leadership team has 40 years of experience in the industry and, with our outstanding relationships with suppliers, we can ensure a reliable stock of aboveground propane tanks.

No matter the number of tanks you require, whether it’s a single tank or a full load, we pride ourselves on delivering swift lead times. If you’re near our Chandler, OK, or Kilgore, TX, locations, you can expect lead times of just one to two weeks. And nationwide, our extensive fleet of delivery trucks ensures that lead times are kept to a maximum of two to three weeks. Rest assured, we prioritize efficiency without compromising on service quality.

We leverage the latest in technology to make the logistics and transport process as easy and efficient as possible.

In addition to tanks, we also supply piers and parts.

Propane tank sizes and their uses

Our customers need propane tanks for both residential and commercial applications. That’s why we work hard to have a full range of aboveground propane tank sizes. Here are some common aboveground tank sizes and their applications.

120 gallon

120-gallon tank

  • holds 96 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • may be used for space heating in warmer climates
  • in residential settings, used for single propane appliances like a range or fireplace
  • comes in both horizontal and vertical shapes

250 gallon

250-gallon tank

  • holds 187 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • used in residential settings for two or three appliances, such as a clothes dryer or water heater
  • can be used for whole-house heating in warmer climates

320 gallons

320-gallon tank

  • holds 256 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • can be used for whole-house heating in warmer climates
  • used residentially in homes with three or four propane appliances such as water heaters, ranges, space heaters, and fireplaces
  • business applications include clothes dryers at commercial laundries and cooking appliances for small restaurants

500-gallon tank

  • holds 400 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • holds 400 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • used commercially in large commercial kitchens, standby generators, building heating, agriculture, and temporary heating.

1,000-gallon tank

  • holds 800 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • holds 800 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • commercial applications include heating for large facilities and fuel storage for propane autogas fleets

2000 gallon

2,000-gallon tank

  • holds 1,600 gallons at 80% capacity (standard fill)
  • used residentially for very large homes with several high-BTU appliances like pool heaters and standby generators
  • used commercially in very large industrial capacities such as manufacturing and for propane autogas filling stations

What size tank does a business need?

All kinds of businesses use propane, from hospitality businesses like restaurants to health care facilities to industrial plants. How much propane is used and how it is used determines the tank size needed.

A British Thermal Unit, commonly known as “Btu,” is a fundamental unit of measurement used to quantify energy consumption. Propane companies rely on Btus to assess the load of appliances, indicating the amount of propane consumed per hour. This crucial information enables the company to select the most suitable propane tank for installation, ensuring optimal performance.

To determine the appropriate tank size, calculate all the commercial appliances that will utilize propane, and then, divide that number by 91,500. This equation provides an estimate of the propane consumption in gallons per hour for the appliances.

For instance, if the total load amounts to 750,000 Btu, the system will consume approximately 8 gallons of propane per hour. It’s important to note that this figure assumes the appliances are operating at maximum capacity. If the system runs at full capacity for 10 hours per day, it will require about 80 gallons of propane daily. Given this consumption rate, it is advisable to have a 1,000-gallon tank, or possibly more depending on the specific requirements of the business.

Cactus Tanks is your one-stop shop for all your aboveground propane tank needs. Get a FREE quote today.