Below you will find the current legal framework covering bulk LPG storage installations:

Safety Advice

The name LPG station refers to the planned area of the plant limited by the safety distances included in the table of distances in Standard UNE 60250, depending on their classification. Safety distances are the minimum required between the tank and the different points to which the storage of LPG could represent some risk (buildings, roads, basements, culverts, drains, etc.) or that might present some risk to the installation (boundary of the property, "hot spots", public roads, etc.)

  1. General
    • Do not place combustible material within a determined radius of action around the tank.
    • There should be no hot spot in the determined safety zone (NO SMOKING).
    • Do not allow weeds to invade the area of the tank, but do not use chlorinated herbicides.
    • During filling operations, the instructions of the supply company must be followed.
  2. In case of leak:
    • Close the general tap (in the multi-valve) whenever possible. Normally this will be in the gas phase.
    • Eliminate any hot spot (naked flame, gas or electrical appliance, vehicles, etc.).
    • Do not switch on or off electrical equipment located in the area of the gas leak.
    • Disconnect the mains switch if it is located outside the danger zone.
  3. In case of fire:
    • Close the general tap into the tank (the multi-valve) whenever possible. Normally this will be in the gas phase.
    • Water the tank to cool it.
    • Call the maintenance contractor.


In all cases, the most important thing is to protect human lives. Therefore, in all action taken to save materials and installations, rescue personnel should not be exposed to unnecessary risks.

There is, however, a moral obligation to provide help that is within the scope of the person involved when it comes to helping other people who find themselves in danger.

There must be a file available with the phone numbers of all those who can participate in one way or another in order to mitigate the negative consequences of the breakdown or emergency: Maintenance contractor, person in charge, distributor, fire fighters, civil protection, etc.