Pink Truck Deductions

We are continuing our partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Oregon & SW Washington. As part of that we continue to explore new ways to include our customers in the empowerment the partnership provides each of us; the feeling that we are doing our small part in the fight against cancer, and helping to raise awareness. It is the focus on raising awareness, the new campaign we are working on solely depends on you, our customers.

What we would like to do is have our two “PINK” trucks be rolling “dedications of support” or “in memory of” those touched by cancer. Whether it is someone you know that has battled in the past or is currently fighting the battle.We would like your signature sent in to us; they will be collected and then scanned and graphically transferred onto the barrels of the pink trucks. We are excited to help raise awareness about just how many people truly are touched by cancer in some way, and we hope that you are too. Please send your dedications in to us on a 3×5 or 5×7 index card written in “sharpie”marker exactly how you would like it to appear on the truck, this will scan and transfer the best to the graphic.

We appreciate your assistance with this campaign!

Employee Profile:

This edition is our Service Technician for our Corvallis location, Rod Schoonover. Rod joined the CoEnergy Propane Team in April 2013. Rod’s is new to the Willamette Valley coming from Great Falls, MT. He and his wife Shelly decided to relocate to be closer to family in the area and we consider that our
good fortune! Rod has been in the propane industry since 2002 and has completed numerous training courses related to the proper procedures for gas piping and installation. His attention to detail and customer service skills are such a benefit as we grow and move into the future. He and his wife are very involved with their church. Rod enjoys golfing and fishing in his spare time.

Please help us welcome Rod, we are very happy to have him as a part of our CoEnergy Propane family and once you meet him I am sure you will agree!

Why Do I Have To Have a Leak Test?

Leak tests are required any time there is an interruption of service meaning the flow of gas was stopped for any reason. NFPA 54 (2006), 8.2.3 states that “Immediately after the gas is turned on into a new system or into a system that has been initially restored after an interruption of service, the piping system shall be tested for leakage. If leakage is indicated, the gas supply shall be shut off until the necessary repairs have been made”.

Propane Leak Test Explained

All propane piping, connections and fittings are threaded so that they may easily connect together during installation or modification. These propane connections are coated with a pipe joint compound that lubricates the fittings during the joining process and will dry after a short while. During normal usage, a propane plumbing system is at a constant pressure. This means that as long as the tank has gas and is supplying the system with propane, a constant pressure is exerted on the piping and the pipe joint compound. The pipe joint compound will expand during normal pressurized usage and will retract if the system loses pressure. This loss of gas pressure may cause leaks to form because of the expansion and retraction of the piping compound within the propane plumbing system. The leak test will indicate any leaks within the propane piping system due to interruption of service or out of gas situation. The leakage test is simply testing the integrity of the system plumbing joints and the seal of the pipe joint compound. This is the safety reasoning behind leak testing. The real reason a leak test is performed is because it is required by law and none other.

Out of Gas – Empty Propane Tank = Required Leak Test

All too often, propane customers run out of gas when temperatures are the coldest. No matter what the temperature or how busy the gas company is, if the tank is out of gas a leak test is required. This is considered an interruption of service. How do you keep from running out of gas?
Keep an eye on the tank gauge or have your propane company place you on an automatic delivery schedule. Out of Propane = Mandatory Leak Test. It may not be convenient but it’s the law. Learn more about reading your propane tank gauge so as to not run out of gas.

Our People Make the Difference

Dear Friends,

As the general manager of CoEnergy
Propane, I’m the guy who is ultimately responsible for the satisfaction of every one of our customers. But, clearly, I’m not the one who actually makes that happen. This really hit home the day I drove along with one of our delivery/service technicians while he made deliveries in an area he has handled for some time now. When we arrived at one house, the homeowner came out with a look of concern on his face. He was afraid I was taking over his driver’s route. He let me know in no uncertain terms how unhappy he would be if his driver no longer made his deliveries. This is not an unusual thing for me to hear. I regularly get calls or emails about something our employees did for our customers that impressed them, made them smile or helped them out of a tough situation.

Propane is a great, versatile fuel for heating things. But it can’t take care of you. That’s our job. And fortunately, we have some terrific people who want nothing more than to have you feel good about CoEnergy Propane.
They make me proud to be a part of this TEAM each day!

During this Holiday Season, all of us at CoEnergy Propane want to sincerely THANK YOU for allowing us to be your propane provider. We know that you have choices, and we are very thankful that you choose CoEnergy Propane. May you and your loved ones have the Happiest of Holiday Seasons and may the New Year bring you all the best.


Randy Camp

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