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.