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Old 29-03-2008, 17:06   #1
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Propane Line seperation from heat sources

Does anyone know what the minimum distance a copper propane line in the interior of a boat should be from other heat sources?

About ready to install an air cooled compressor for the 12V reefer and I have a great location for the unit but the compressor is only a couple of inches from the hard line from my propane tank. I know that compressors get pretty warm and wondering if I should find another location or could I just wrap the propane line with some heat shield of sorts?

Anyone with any insight as to what the ABYC requires or any suggestions at all let me know.....................

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I wouldn’t worry about the compressor heat there are no minimum separations.
The ignition temperature of LPG is 920 - 1,020 degrees F (at between 2.4% - 9.6% LPG to air mixture).

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A-1 Marine Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Systems

http://www.abycinc.org/committees/A-01.pdf
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. Why I didn't think to look at the actual ignition temperature of LPG was silly of me.......................
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