This is What a Massive 500 Gallon Propane Tank Explosion Looks Like

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If there’s one thing that you want to avoid with anything that’s propane powered from your grill to your heater, It would most obviously be a situation that would put the propane tank in danger of building up enough pressure to explode and send shrapnel flying everywhere.

While these tanks are fitted with safety measures to release pressure in a case that dictates enough be built up inside, no matter what you’re doing, no safety measure is 100% foolproof. This time, we check out what happens when those safety measures cease to exist.

Check out the video below that takes you through the process that burns off quite a bit of fuel inside of the tank before leaving a nice big pocket of air to be heated to the point where this tank goes boom! Thankfully, we’re able to watch this propane tank explosion from a very safe distance because there’s nothing that would make you want to be up close and personal with this scenario!