How much does a 20 lb aluminum propane tank weigh?
SpbPTSml > 09-15-2022, 06:44 AM
[size=1]about 13.5 pounds
[/size]The weight of the empty 20 lb propane tank is about 13.5 pounds. Aluminum 20 lb propane cylinders can be lighter, steel ones will be heavier.
When calculating heating outputs, we needed all the different propane tank sizes to adequately size heating units. This would range anywhere from figuring out:- [b]Propane tank dimensions[/b] [i](length, diameter, height, width)[/i].
- [b]Propane tank weight[/b].
- Actually [b]propane content[/b] and [b]BTU content[/b] of that propane in a tank: ie: ‘How many BTUs in a 20 lb to 100 gallon propane tank?’
Here’s an example of what we wanted:
Quote:[b]250 gallon[/b] residential propane tank is [b]7 feet 8 inches long[/b], with a [b]diameter of 30 inches[/b]. It can hold a maximum of [b]200 gallons[/b] (80% rule) Empty weight: [b]483 pounds[/b]. Full weight: [b]1,333 pounds[/b]. Full BTU content is [b]18,300,000 BTUs[/b]; that’s enough to provide 10,000 BTU/h for [b]76 days And 6 hours[/b].
[size=1]Lengths of residential propane tanks (250 gallon, 500 gallon, and 1,000 gallon units).[/size]
Finding all these propane tank specs wasn’t easy at all. Even finding the dimensions of the most common 20 lb, 100 lb, 250 gallons, and 500-gallon propane tanks was difficult. If you have Googled a bit about propane tank sizes, you probably had a similar experience.