LP Gas


Industrial use for Liquefied Petroleum Gas

INDUSTRIAL USES FOR LP GAS

  • Furnaces / Kilns
  • Powder Coating Plants
  • Heating of ovens for smelting
  • Moulding Processes
  • Combustion Burners
  • Various manufacturing processes
  • In compliance with SANS 329

Composition of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

LPG is a mixture of two hydrocarbons namely propane and butane and is classified as Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

LPG has the unique characteristic of being stored in closed containers at a pressure of between 300 and 600 kpa.

This allows the gas to be transported to any location and to be utilized only when needed.

Inside the cylinder LPG is a combination of liquid and gas. When LPG is transported in the pipes of ones home or business LPG is a gas.

The Gas

Is odorless – ethyl mercaptan is added so that one can identify the presence of gas. The gas is heavy, about twice the mass of air and therefore will lie on the ground. For this specific reason safety distances form part of the gas code for installation of appliances and gas cylinders.

SANS 10087-1 LPG is not flammable until it´s concentration in air exceeds 2% and not more than 10%. Therefore LPG is safer compared to many other gases.

Why use LPG


Economical

LPG has a lower running cost to the business owner and the country. This is due to the fact that most of the energy content of LPG is converted into heat.

Eco Friendly

LPG is clean burning. This makes it the perfect energy source for one´s home and the environment. LP Gas produces less Greenhouse Gas Emissions compared to conventional energy supplies. LPG is also non toxic and will not contaminate soil or aquifers in the event of a leak.

Portable

LPG can be transported, stored, and used virtually anywhere. LPG does not deteriorate over time like petrol in a container.

Convenient

LPG has many applications that when applied correctly will increase the overall efficiency of one’s business.