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ahinojosa

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Posted 08 August 2023 - 06:11 PM

Does anyone know if propane tanks are permitted in storage and distribution for animal feed? We are SQF certified and I'm not finding anything specific in the guidance documents.

 



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Posted 08 August 2023 - 07:12 PM

I would expect personnel safety hazard levels (dizziness, nausea, etc.) to be exceeded around the same time the exhaust level reached the concentration that it could have an impact on food/feed safety.

 

Beyond active use for powered equipment you have basic food/feed defense considerations for containers of "chemicals" that a bad actor could tamper with.



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Posted 08 August 2023 - 08:12 PM

We only use them to load a rail container shipment that goes out once a week. Otherwise, we use electric forklifts.



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Posted 08 August 2023 - 08:20 PM

Follow all applicable Federal, State and local rules and regulations regarding propane thanks for lift trucks.

Here is a short article on some of the requirements:

 

https://na.bhs1.com/...ft-truck-fleets


Edited by juanolea1, 08 August 2023 - 08:22 PM.


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Posted 08 August 2023 - 08:40 PM

Get a filter on the exhaust.  These make them safer to use all around.  

 

https://www.catalyti...haust-purifiers


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Posted 08 August 2023 - 10:04 PM

I have a few animal feed facilities that use them.   BRC certfied.   Shouldn't be an issue.  


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Posted 08 August 2023 - 11:31 PM

Totally dependent on fumes - if burnoff is bad and it is evident during an audit it will get gig'd for air quality, etc.

I seem to remember doing 2 audits where fumes were an issue.


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