Blog

3 Ways Retail Propane Exchange Will Help Your Business

3 Ways Retail Propane Exchange Will Help Your Business

We live in a society that runs on oil.Whether it’s our transportation, heating and cooling systems, or manufacturing processes—oil-based products are vital to our daily lives.However, the oil/gas market has been volatile over the past few years, and many businesses are looking for ways to lower costs while keeping customers happy.

Fortunately for most business owners and industrialists, propane gas is the answer to their prayers.

Read More

All You Need To Know About Propane Forklift Fuel Service

All You Need To Know About Propane Forklift Fuel Service

With rising energy costs and heightened environmental concerns, propane fuel is increasingly seen as an attractive alternative to traditional fuels.Being a naturally occurring, non-fossil fuel, propane does not contribute to greenhouse gases.Not only can it carry almost twice the energy value of natural gas and less volume, but it’s also cleaner to transport than gasoline or diesel.And that’s why propane forklift fuel service is ideal for any business, plant, or warehouse.

So, if you want to learn everything about propane forklift delivery service, keep reading.

Read More

4 Tips For Buying Patio Heaters

4 Tips For Buying Patio Heaters

Who doesn’t love grilling out on the patio in the summertime? We know we do. In fact, most American families are avid supporters of the BBQ tank mart, especially on traditional summer holidays like the Fourth of July (70%), Labor Day (50%), and Memorial Day (51%). Many families host lunch and dinner outside using BBQ grills and smokers during these holidays.

But here’s a problem with eating al fresco: it’s too drafty!

So, if you’re like one of us and feel that your patio can get chilly away from a fireplace, patio heaters are your answer.

Read More

Where to go on St. Pete Beach

Where to go on St. Pete Beach

There is no place like the white sandy beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida. Come find your happy place while you soak up the Florida sun and splash around in the refreshing Gulf of Mexico. With such a long stretch of beaches, bars, and restaurants, it may be difficult to find the best places to visit for your vacation or even just a day off. From weathered beach bars to romantic seafood restaurants, we have got your back covered in the best of the best of this 35-mile stretch of paradise.

Read More

The Delightful City of Dunedin

The Delightful City of Dunedin

The eccentric city of Dunedin has so much character and culture in that you are bound to have a great time. With a variety of local shops, restaurants, and bars, it may be rather difficult to pick the place that you are going to visit in this city when you are out with friends or family. Lucky for you, we have found the best of the best and are more than excited to share our lovely findings with you!

Read More

A New Standard in Forklift Propane

A New Standard in Forklift Propane

Operating a forklift is a routine, but dangerous, requirement of many occupations.

Safely operating a forklift requires preparation, anticipation and careful attention in order to maintain control of the vehicle at all times – not to mention, following safe operating rules at all times. Operators must always maintain control of the forklift, keep a proper lookout, and operate the forklift at speeds safe for the particular operation and work site conditions.

OSHA suggests the following pre-operation safety inspection for liquid propane forklift trucks:

  • Properly mounted tank
  • Pressure relief valve pointing up
  • Hose and connectors
  • Tank restraint brackets
  • Tank for dents and cracks
  • Tank fits within profile of truck
  • Leaks
  • Note: Always use personal protective equipment such as a face shield, long sleeves, and gauntlet gloves when checking liquid propane tanks and fittings.

While several of the aforementioned items involve the forklift’s tank, one often-overlooked safety aspect is lifting the heavy propane tank. Commonly used aluminum tanks weigh nearly 60 pounds, well exceeding the OSHA guidelines that discourage lifting over 50 pounds.

According to OSHA, lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the workplace. In 2001, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that over 36 percent of injuries involving missed workdays were the result of shoulder and back injuries. Overexertion and cumulative trauma were the biggest factors in these injuries.

Propane Ninja is proud to offer Viking Cylinders, constructed of composite material to be a safe, lightweight, convenient solution for propane forklifts. At full capacity, the cylinder weighs merely 46 pounds – empty, just 16 pounds, making them the lightest forklift truck tanks on the market. Best yet, they are affordable. Companies are starting to offer a direct cylinder exchange process that typically doesn’t require anything more than a standard deposit to get started. Pricing remains competitive with other companies offering the alternative such as Aluminum and Steel cylinders.

 

Viking tanks feature a translucent design, which offers a remarkably convenient benefit: the ability to visually determine tank content levels, eliminating guesswork and inaccurate gauges. The tanks are easy to lift, handle, and stack, so storage and maintenance becomes a breeze.

With over 9 million units in use around the world, Viking possesses the cleanest safety record. Its patented fabrication withstands burst pressure up to 2x as high as steel tanks. Also, these cylinders will not rupture, eliminating the risk of BLEVE, seriously lowering the chance of explosion in the case of fire.

Call Propane Ninja today to learn more about optimizing your forklift operation with Viking Cylinders!

Viking Cylinders is a registered trademark of Hexagon Ragasco AS

Read on about the newest forklift propane fuel delivery system to hit Tampa Bay.

Here are some additional safety checklists which you may choose to print & place in your facility > https://www.osha.gov/dte/library/pit/daily_pit_checklist.html


For more information on Bradenton propane delivery please visit our homepage!

6 Can’t Miss Spots on Bradenton Beach, Florida

6 Can’t Miss Spots on Bradenton Beach, Florida

Bradenton Beach is one of three small cities located on beautiful Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Occupying the southernmost portion of the island, Bradenton Beach is home to an eclectic population of seasonal and year-round residents in this charming Florida beach town.

Manatee County’s trolley service is a great way to get around, running north & south on Gulf Drive daily.  Tourists and locals alike flock to the restaurants, bars and boutiques along Historic Bridge Street where the island’s first bridge to the mainland was once located.

Bradenton Beach is one of three small cities located on beautiful Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Occupying the southernmost portion of the island, Bradenton Beach is home to an eclectic population of seasonal and year-round residents in this charming Florida beach town.

Manatee County’s trolley service is a great way to get around, running north & south on Gulf Drive daily.  Tourists and locals alike flock to the restaurants, bars and boutiques along Historic Bridge Street where the island’s first bridge to the mainland was once located.

Here are some of our favorite spots to enjoy outdoor dining in Bradenton Beach, Florida.


AMI-Blue-marlin-trapyard-2Blue Marlin

Located in a renovated 1920s cottage on Bradenton Beach’s historic Bridge Street, we love Blue Marlin’s crisp, chic interior featuring local art and vintage nautical decor.  But our favorite spot at Blue Marlin is the Trap Yard, where local musicians play great bluegrass, jazz, funk, and more.  Patio dining is available with full menu service featuring Blue Marlin’s fantastic local seafood, creatively prepared, like the Stone Crab Mac & Cheese and Cortez Low-Country Boil.  You can also opt to order “Street Food” from an outdoor kitchen serving fresh fish tacos and the best burger on Bridge Street.


AMI-island-time-exteriorIsland Time Bar & Grill

“Relax… you’re on Island Time” is the motto of this popular bar & grill, and for a good time, look no further!  Located on the corner of Bridge Street and Gulf Drive, this casual eatery occupies the ground floor of a two-story facility, with the second and third floors housing its more formal sister establishment, Bridge Street Bistro.  Island Time is one of the most popular local hangouts (making it a great people-watching spot) where island musicians perform nearly every night of the week.  A number of large-screen TVs mean you can catch the big game while enjoying coconut shrimp, oysters, Thai-style mussels, and more.  Fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice takes the Grapefruit Crush cocktail to the next level of vacation-mode.  Relax and enjoy!


BeachHouseBeach House

The Beach House is one of three sister restaurants in the Chiles Group that also includes The Sandbar Restaurant and Mar Vista. Having recently undergone a multi-million dollar overhaul, this Anna Maria staple since 1993 has a gorgeous interior that lives up to its billion dollar view.  The Chiles Group prides itself on sourcing ingredients nearly 100% locally, to the extent that the family purchased and runs its own farm, Gamble Creek Farm in northeast Manatee County.  The Beach House is beloved by Bradenton Beach visitors and offers an expansive beachfront dining area and event pavilion.  If, like us, you are an avid “locavore,” try the Myakka Wild Boar or Sunray Clams with a glass of LOLA wine (California vineyard with Bradenton roots).


AMI-wicked-cantina-patio-heaterWicked Cantina

If you’ve been to Austin, Texas, you can attest to the city’s signature style of Tex Mex… and Wicked Cantina is a recently-renovated restaurant that exudes Austin-cool.  Anna Maria Islanders are so glad to find outstanding Mexican cuisine and margaritas right on Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach.  We are big fans of the
Stingray (jalapeno) Margarita, enchiladas, tacos…basically everything.  Listening to music and watching the Florida sunset on the outdoor patio with chips & queso… can’t beat it!  PS – they also serve a great breakfast; try the Texas Omelette. 


AMI-AMOB-pier-deck-viewAMOB on the Pier

Anna Maria Oyster Bar is a Bradenton institution that has recently “come home” and reopened a location on Anna Maria Island’s Bridge Street Pier, after operating for years on the Anna Maria Pier over a decade ago.  As the name implies, they are famous for their oysters, available raw on the half-shell or cooked in a variety of manners including Garlic Parmesan, Rockefeller, and our favorite: Grandma Georgie’s Chipotle style.  This counter-service establishment offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with indoor dining or patio dining, and best of all, an unbeatable view of the Florida Intracoastal Waterway.


AMI-bridge-tender-innBridge Tender Inn

A local hangout since 1989, the Bridge Tender Inn offers dining as close as you can get to waterfront.  Its outdoor tiki bar, one of three full-service bars on site, is located on the banks of the Intracoastal where you can enjoy the best Cuban Sandwich & Black Bean Soup on Anna Maria Island just feet from the docks. Shade from an old oak tree keeps the tiki area naturally cool, but on breezy evenings, patio heaters offer just the right amount of comfort.   Visit BTI on a football Sunday to experience a total takeover by Green Bay Packers fans, although live music is entertainment enough any other day of the week.


IF YOU GO

Where to stay:  BridgeWalk Resort, Tortuga Inn

Where to shop:  Back Alley Treasures, SeaRenity

Where to play:  Paradise Boat Tours, Bridge Street Pier, AMI Parasailing

Located less than an hour and a half from Tampa or Clearwater, Bradenton Beach is a great destination for a Florida day-trip or a weekend getaway.  When you visit any of these establishments, be sure to tell them Propane Ninja sent you!

For more information on Bradenton propane delivery please visit our homepage!