In recent years, Marcus Hook has experienced an expansion in both the energy and construction industries thanks to Sunoco Pipeline LP’s parent company, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). In 2019, ETP announced more than $200 million in new projects in the Delaware County area and 1,200 new jobs at the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex. The construction projects were scheduled under the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council, associated with more than 50 construction unions in the Marcus Hook area. For more than 50 years, GasTec has provided propane services to Marcus Hook, PA. Over the years, many Philadelphian construction teams have come to rely on GasTec propane to help fuel their construction vehicles, provide on-site power, and warm temporary sites. Construction companies in Marcus Hook are encouraged to continue reading to learn more about GasTec propane’s many uses within a construction site.
Used to Heat Temporary Office and Outdoor Spaces
Unexpected weather can present a number of challenges for construction teams. Many construction materials such as drywall, plaster, and paint require heat in order to dry or cure, which is made more difficult during rainy winter months. For this reason, many construction sites use temporary propane heaters to keep team members warm and different materials dry. Here at GasTec, we offer a number of varying propane tank sizes to fit your exact heater model and propane delivery services, so you and your team will never be without adequate heat.
Used to Fuel Construction Vehicles
In order to complete projects on time, construction teams will often be running several machines and vehicles at once. To fuel these machines affordably and cleanly, many teams have turned to propane-autogas to fuel their work trucks. Compared to gasoline, propane autogas has several benefits, including a yield of 12% less carbon dioxide and 60% less carbon monoxide. Additionally, propane autogas is one of the most inexpensive fuels available and, on average, 30-50% less per gallon than retail gasoline. In terms of safety, propane autogas leads the competitions with fewer leaks, narrower flammability range, and more puncture-resistant tanks.
On-Site Power Uses
Today, one of the most popular generators used by construction teams and contractors is propane-field. New advancements in portable generator technology have made propane generators both highly portable and power efficient. With affordable pricing and reliable energy, it’s easy to see why many construction teams choose propane-fueled portable generators to fuel their projects.