Propane Control Systems

At Northridge Electric we provide state-of-the-art propane control systems and explosion proof parts for the propane industry which include turnkey systems and installations in Ontario, or pre-designed, pre-fabricated control systems which we ship to our customers in Ontario as well as across North America.  These sites and applications include rail car propane terminals, wholesale LPG terminals, propane bulk plants, propane cylinder filling operations, and retail propane dispensers.  To ensure that our systems are safe, reliable and easy-to-use, we collaborate with engineers, fabricators and fitters to tailor our systems to meet all our clients operational requirements and provide them with a control system solution that fits best with their specific application.

Safety is of utmost importance.  At Northridge Electric we are extremely well-versed in the specialized safety and operational requirements of liquid propane dispensing systems.  Our systems are specially designed and methodically created to eliminate as much human error as possible in our customers’ operations.  That’s why our propane controls incorporate safety systems that centralize around control functionality and facility operations.  Whether you choose a pre-built option or hire us to install the entire system, you can be confident that you are getting a control package which is streamlined for easy use and includes the highest levels of safety and efficiency, properly assembled, integrated, and interlocked, for a lower cost than you could complete one on your own.

At Northridge, we take lead times and project timelines seriously. As a result, we continually maintain a large inventory of parts for hazardous locations to overcome these lengthy lead times. This enables us to deliver quick, responsive service to our customers when replacement parts are required, and conduct short notice projects and installations.

Prefabricated Propane Control Systems

Our prefabricated propane control systems are best in class. This pre-built concept enables our customers to obtain the unlimited advantages of our superior systems regardless of the location in Ontario or North America they wish to set up a terminal. Each and every one of our systems are custom designed and engineered on a base platform which is entirely capable of including any propane terminal application we are presented with regardless of how simple or complex it is. On the other hand, if you have an electrician you have a great working relationship with but they dont have the capabilities to provide you with a propane control system for a terminal, retail site or bulk plant – we have the best solution for you.

Our prefabricated propane control systems are best in class. This pre-built concept enables our customers to obtain the unlimited advantages of our superior systems regardless of the location in Ontario or North America they wish to set up a terminal. Each and every one of our systems are custom designed and engineered on a base platform which is entirely capable of including any propane terminal application we are presented with regardless of how simple or complex it is. On the other hand, if you have an electrician you have a great working relationship with but they don’t have the capabilities to provide you with a propane control system for a terminal, retail site or bulk plant – we have the best solution for you.

Installation options

As a customer of Northridge Electric, you may choose to have your propane control systems pre-built and shipped to your facility to be installed by the electrician of your choice, or you may have our experts install your system for you.  Whichever option you choose, our mission is to provide you with complete, professional, experienced service from the commencement to the completion of your projects.  Our commitment is to ensure that our customers get the exact plant functions they require to increase their efficiency, safety and overall profitability.

Contact us today to discuss your propane needs.  Our representatives will be happy to assist you in designing a system that will incorporate your plan, budget, and schedule into one turnkey control system solution.


Rail car propane terminals are usually designed for midstream marketers who transport and distribute LPG from refineries to wholesale clients.  These installations include functions such as:

  • Remote off-site monitoring of all plant functions via iPhone, iPad, or laptop
  • Site access control with offsite CCTV monitoring
  • Wireless operator controls
  • Rail car offloading platforms and controls
  • Vapour compressors and controls
  • Transfer pumps and certified metering systems
  • Fuel management software and integration
  • Automatic nitrogen actuated valves, pressure sensors and monitors
  • Propane gas detection systems
  • Query operation systems
  • Safety shut-down and alarm notification systems
  • Terminal lighting control
  • All electrically activated pieces of equipment in the terminal including, pumps, access, safety systems, metering, etc. is fully interlocked
Propane Bulk Terminals

Propane Bulk Terminals are used by customers who supply liquid propane to various customers or have large distribution requirements themselves.  These installations generally involve one or more propane storage tanks of 30 000 gallons or more.  Our designs incorporate but are not limited to:

  • Offloading bulkheads for inbound bulk fuel shipments
  • Transfer to bobtail delivery vehicles
  • Propane cylinder filling facilities and vapour compressors

We also offer custom designed, prefabricated control system packages which include:

  • Central PLC controller
  • Integrated pump starters and explosionproof isolation switches
  • Explosionproof control stations
  • Zoned nitrogen/compressed air control valves
  • Pressure monitoring of nitrogen or compressed air loops
  • Full integration of control valves, pumps and emergency shut down systems
  • Shut down notification alarms
  • Explosionproof lighting
Retail Propane Dispensers

Retail propane dispensers generally consist of 2000 gallon propane storage tanks where individuals can refuel their vehicles, fill their propane cylinders, or both.

Systems for propane retailers typically include:

  • 2000 gallon propane tanks.
  • Propane pumps.
  • Safety systems include nitrogen actuated ISC valves, control solenoids and emergency stop operators.
  • Options such as cardlock access to restrict use to approved personnel and cylinder fill counters and timers in order to protect your business from fuel theft.
LPG Cylinder Filling Docks

LPG cylinder filling docks are designed for semi-automatic filling of portable propane cylinders.  Empty cylinders are transferred from trucks, filled and reloaded for transport to customers.

  • Propane cylinder filling operations are made safe and efficient through the use of scale beam sensors with explosion proof solenoid shutoff valves allowing a single operator to safely fill several cylinders simultaneously

Why Choose

Northridge Electric

If you are looking for a designer and manufacturer of prefabricated LPG terminals, look no further than Northridge Electric.  We offer the highest quality in everything from service to field support and from individual replacement parts to turnkey system solutions.  Working with the team at Northridge will guarantee you that your terminal will include all your necessities and requirements and that you will receive a control system that fits your specific application and is best for the type of operation you are achieving.  Contact us today to learn more.

What Clients Say

About Northridge Electric
  • We are happy.  Turnaround time was great and everything was done efficiently and professionally.  We really did like the cable holders.  Keeps things very clean under the tank.  Many thanks to you and your team.

    Budget Propane Corporation
  • The propane control system Northridge provided for our facility has been excellent. We had some operational issues when we first started the system but Northridge dealt with them in a very timely fashion and we are pleased to say the system has increased our efficiency and product output capabilities! I would gladly recommend Northridge to anyone for their outstanding products and services.

    RS Bulk Propane Inc
  • In 2014/15 Wilson Fuel built a propane storage bulk plant in Moncton, New Brunswick and hired Northridge Electric to install all the control systems for the facility. It was our experience with Ken and his knowledgeable, conscientious team that they are top notch in their field. They delivered, on time, all of the specified work.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Northridge Electric Inc. to any company to do their electrical control systems.

    Wilson Fuel Co. Ltd
  • I would like to take this opportunity to recommend Northridge Electric Inc. for their control systems knowledge, design capability, and installation services. Bramwood Forest Inc is a supplier of high quality wholesale lumber products. We are dependent on the efficient operation of our equipment to be able to provide our customers with quality, competitive pricing and reliability. We were having numerous issues over the past few years with our original dust collection unloading system jamming up and stopping production for hours at a time. We approached Northridge for a solution. They were able to fully understand our process and designed, manufactured and retrofitted new control panels which integrated into the existing field wiring of the material handling system. The installation was performed in a professional, punctual manor and we are pleased to say we have had no production shutdowns due to dust collector/unloading system blockages since!

    Bramwood Forest Inc.
  • It is my pleasure to recommend Northridge Electric Inc for their exceptional design solutions, control systems, installation and services which they provided for our new mid-stream propane terminals in Putnam, Ontario as well as a prefabricated system which they designed, built and shipped to our plant in Proctor, Minnesota.  These terminals receive in-bound propane shipments by rail, which is stored and transferred to bulk tank trucks.  Various aspects of the terminals are entirely interlocked including the rail rack, pump and valve controls, safety shut down systems, gas detection, CCTV, gas metering and authorized plant access, all of which are fully automated, networked and can be monitored offsite.   At every step of the process, Northridge provided expert advice, prompt execution, and steady commitment.  These terminal control systems are best in class and have contributed to the increased efficiency and profitability of our company.

    NGL Supply Co. Ltd
  • Throughout the years of working with my current employer, I have used several different electrical contractors across the province of Ontario. None were a match to the service and expertise that Northridge Electric has been able to offer, and continues to offer on a daily basis. They are my first “go to“ for any request – large or small – and are available to travel to any location we require. They always strive to meet my needs for scheduling/timing which is a huge plus to help provide the service we want for our customers. All their staff are superb and will help out on any level, whether it’s advice over the phone, or helping one of our technicians on site.

    Superior Propane
  • Ken Wragge and his team were instrumental in helping us with our electrical layout, lighting and machinery onboarding during our plant move. They have obvious skills and experience that revolve around woodworking plants that has proven to be an invaluable resource when we require troubleshooting of machinery breakdowns ranging from shapers to wide belt sanding machines.

    Millway Door Design Inc.
  • Production Engineering specializes in the design of industrial dust and fume control systems. Installations typically involve filter houses, fans and fire/explosion protection accessories. I have worked on installations for at least the past 15 years where Northridge has field wired the electrical components. Their knowledge and expertise relating to this equipment is unsurpassed.

    Production Engineering
  • We were introduced to Northridge Electric several years ago when we were looking for an electrical contractor, experienced with propane transfer systems. While we were only looking for a contractor to help us in the GTA, we soon found out that their expertise was available throughout the province and not only encompassed simple motor / meter connections but also electronic gas detection, nitrogen actuated e stop systems, zone controls, step up transformers and continuous support to our industrial technicians.

    Their ability to understand our needs from simple sketches has helped us develop effective ways to provide user friendly load and unload activities at our transfer facilities while meeting all current regulations. No matter what question is asked, Ken and his team go out of their way to find the answer. Northridge Electric and its employees understand what customer service means and deliver each and every time.

    Superior Propane
  • We have been very impressed with the quality of work provided by Ken at Northridge Electric. Ken has a consultative approach to understanding our specialty needs and translating them into an electrical plan. He is always prompt, professional and meticulous in his work. We were very happy with Northridge Electric and will continue to utilize their services for all our future electrical needs!

    Camcarb Compressed Gases & Supplies
  • As a cooling tower contractor with 24 hour emergency service we are using Northridge Electric for all our electrical and controls needs. Their response is always prompt and the work quality is excellent. Northridge Electric Inc., under the leadership, technical expertise, experience and work ethics of Master Electrician, Ken Wragge, always find the most efficient way to troubleshoot, correct deficiencies as well as new designs and installations. I am happy with the company professionalism, service and support they provide.

    Evercool Tower Maintenance Ltd.
  • We wanted to thank Ken Wragge and his team for the great work they performed on our propane plant expansion. Northridge Electric met our timelines and completed the work in a professional and efficient manner. Electrical Safety Authority had no concerns with the work performed. The work was neat and the worksite was clean throughout the process. Ken was very easy to work with from the initial site visit to completion of the project. Our thanks to Northridge Electric for a job well done.

    Budget Propane Corporation
  • Part of our company structure at ELS provides Life Safety Equipment service and installations. Northridge Electric Inc. has been one of our most long term and valuable electrical contractors for over 12 years. We have found them to be extremely capable, dependable, and most importantly, trustworthy. The quality of their workmanship and professional ethics allow for ELS to continue to utilize their services with the utmost confidence. They represent our company when on our job sites, and we never have to consider that our standards are being upheld.

    ELS Ltd.


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