Propane, the most common liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas), is one of the nation’s most versatile sources of energy and supplies about 4 percent of our total energy needs. Propane exists as a liquid and a gas. At atmospheric pressure and temperatures above –44 F, it is a non-toxic, colorless and odorless gas. Just as with natural gas, an identifying odor is added so it can be readily detected. When contained in an approved cylinder or tank, propane exists as a liquid and vapor.
Facts about Propane/LPG gas
1. LPG is the acronym for Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas.
2. LPG is a group of flammable hydrocarbon gases, including propane, that are liquefied through pressurisation and commonly used as fuel.
3. LPG comes from natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
4. There are a number of gases that fall under the “LPG” label, including propane, butane and isobutane (i-butane), as well as mixtures of these gases.
5. LPG gases can all be compressed into liquid at relatively low pressures.
6. LPG is frequently used for fuel in heating, cooking, hot water and vehicles, as well as for refrigerants, aerosol propellants and petrochemical feedstock.
7. LPG (propane) is generally stored, as a liquid, in steel vessels ranging from small BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and storage tanks.
Also, for drop drying—corn, soybeans, grains, tobacco, apples, peanuts, onions, fruit ripening. and other crops.
Space heating—for barns, pig farrowing houses, chicken houses, stock tanks, nurseries, greenhouses, orchards, and incubators
Commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and laundromats use propane in the same way a homeowner does: for heating and cooling air, heating water, cooking, refrigeration, drying clothes, barbecuing, and lighting. Moreso, lots of industrial sites rely on it for space heating, brazing, soldering, cutting, heat treating, annealing, vulcanizing, and many other uses.
Petrochemical industries use propane in the manufacture of plastics.
USES OF OUR PROPANE /LPG GAS
LPG has hundreds, if not thousands, of uses.
The uses most people can name are LPG around the home, in their cars or LPG for business.
It is used in leisure time activities including caravans, boats, recreational vehicles, hot air balloons and camping.
Business and industry use LPG for a multitude of processes including steam boilers, kilns, ovens and LPG forklifts.
Crop and produce drying, heating greenhouses, hot water for dairies, irrigation pumps and heating animal enclosures are just some of the agricultural applications for LPG.
There are also many, many more LPG applications, including autogas, power generation and the hospitality industry.