It was suggested that propane powered equipment not be allowed for indoor use under the Green Seal Cleaning Services Standard, due primarily to noise and emissions issues. Do you agree? What are the compelling reasons for using propane powered equipment indoors? Also, if the equipment is disallowed, are there any functions currently served exclusively by propane powered equipment? Are there any other consequences of such a decision? Anyones input on this would be greatly appreciated.
Propane buffers are designed to run inside. They have low noise and low emissions. Some even have computer components that will shut buffer down if anything such as to high of emissions occur. I believe by regulations they are safe to use as long as they are serviced right and the operators know when something is not functioning proper. A blowed head gasket can cause a very high level of emissions which can lead to death. It is important that an operator can tell when this occurs. It would be nice to see all of them shut off automatically in case this leak ever happens. I can see why this might be an issue with Green Seal Approval. If electric did as good and as fast I would have no problem going back to them , but they don't compare when it comes to performance.