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Finding the Right Size Propane Tank for Your Business

Written on: September 25, 2023

Let the Pros at Beeline Get You the Perfect Fit

commercial propane tank Palm City, fl When it comes to commercial propane, Beeline is your partner. We’ve got years of experience working with businesses of all sizes and helping them deliver better for their customers with propane. From food trucks to large resort properties, from shipping facilities to landscapers, our customers know they can count on us for reliable service and transparent pricing. But it all starts with the propane tank: Knowing you have the right size commercial propane tank for your business needs helps you focus on the rest of your day-to-day operations.

The right size tank large enough to meet your needs and not so large that you’re constantly paying for refills. Here’s what you need to consider.

Size Matters

The key to what size propane tank you need is what you are using propane for: cooking for a small bistro; cooking and water heating for a larger restaurant; cooking, water heating and laundry machines for a nursing facility or a hotel…or maybe you need to power a couple forklifts or you need to run a standby generator to power essential infrastructure during a power outage. Are you running a small café with just stoves, or do you have a larger establishment with multiple grills, ovens, and heating units? Are you using propane for water heating as well? The more propane-dependent equipment you have, the larger the tank you’ll need.

There are a lot of variables to consider, but the Beeline team can help you take the guesswork out of calculating the best size tank for your needs.


Cylinders include a wide range of portable propane storage tanks. They’re typically measured in pounds, rather than gallons, and run from 10 to 100 pounds.

If you need outdoor space heating—patio heaters or fire pits for your restaurant or another hospitality concern, the smaller tanks are perfect, especially if you need your space to be flexible.

Larger cylinders are used to power forklifts and other small construction vehicles. They also are ideal for food trucks. Our team will work with you to calculate your needs, and we can set you up with a schedule for cylinder exchange to ensure you have the supply you need to get your job done.

Storage Tanks

While storage tanks start in sizes a small as 120 gallons, most commercial operations will probably need a minimum size of 250 or 500 gallons, depending on what they are using propane for.

An 800- to 1,000-gallon propane tank will fuel a commercial business using multiple several propane appliances for water heating and cooking as well as high-Btu propane appliances like pool and spa heaters. And for a larger operation, we can set you up with multiple large tanks, positioned for optimal use.

The Bottom Line

Whatever your needs, the pros at Beeline can answer all your questions and assist you with estimating your daily or monthly propane consumption based on your equipment’s specifications and usage patterns. We’ll set you up on an automatic delivery plan to make sure your business can operate smoothly. And we’ll also help you think about future growth as well. If you’re expanding your business or restaurant, it’s wise to invest in a slightly larger tank that can accommodate your anticipated propane demands. Ready to learn more? Contact us today.