We supply bottled LPG in 9, 14, 19 & 48kg
as well 19kg Forklift bottles
What is LPG
LP Gas (or LPG) stands for “Liquefied Petroleum Gas”. The term is widely used to describe two prominent members of a family of light hydrocarbons called “Natural Gas Liquids” (NGLs): propane (C3H8) and butane (C4H10). The other members of the NGLs family, ethane and condensates, have their own distinctive markets.
The term “liquefied gas” may seem a contradiction in terms since all things in nature are either a liquid or a solid or a gas. Yet, liquidity is the unique character of LP Gas that makes it such a popular and widely used fuel. At normal temperature and pressure, LP Gas is gaseous. It changes to a liquid when subjected to modest pressure or cooling. In liquid form the tank pressure is about twice the pressure in a normal truck tyre, which means it is very safe when properly handled.
LP Gas has literally thousands of uses around the home, on the farm, in commercial business, in industry and transportation. Wherever heat, light or power is required, LP Gas can be used. The residential and commercial markets where it is used for cooking, heating, water heating, drying and refrigeration consume some 50% of the world total LP Gas retail sales. When LP Gas provides heat, power and light together, the combined system is a very cost effective total energy source
Examples of LP Gas as a multi purpose and efficient energy include:
- Crop drying
- Flame weeding
- Commercial and Residential
- Hot water
- Radiant heating
- Space heating
- Ceramic and glass manufacturing
- Chemical Feedstock
- Drying Laundry
- Metal processing
- Swimming pools
- Terrace heaters
- Non-Fuel Uses
- Heavy duty trucks
- Motor bikes
Why use LPG
LP Gas is a modern and safe energy which can be used anywhere. Other energy sources are available, so why chose LP Gas over the alternatives? Many good reasons include:
LP Gas can be accessible to everyone everywhere today without major infrastructure investment, particularly in areas of developing countries with no access to modern, grid-based energy. Nothing needs to be invented and there are enough reserves to last many decades.
LP Gas is very clean burning and has lower greenhouse gas emissions than any other fossil fuel when measured on a total fuel cycle. Originating mainly from natural gas production, it will not contaminate soil or aquifers in the event of a leak.
LP Gas is a multi-purpose energy. There are more than a thousand applications, from cooking, heating, air conditioning and transportation, to cigarette lighters and even the Olympic torch.
LP Gas is cost-effective, since a high proportion of its energy content is converted into heat. LP Gas can be up to five times more efficient than traditional fuels, resulting in less energy wastage and better use of our planet’s resources.
LP Gas can be transported, stored, and used virtually anywhere in the world. It does not require a fixed network and will not deteriorate over time.
LP Gas compared to other fuels has an excellent safety record worldwide when handled properly and is non-toxic.