What is LPG?
What is LPG?
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a fossil fuel closely linked to oil. The term is widely used to describe propane (C3H8) or butane (C4H10) - flammable mixtures of hydrocarbon gases - commonly used for cooking, lighting and central heating. It is a clean burning, non-poisonous, dependable and high performance fuel stored and transported in containers as a liquid, but is generally drawn out and used as gas.
LPG has a very wide variety of uses, mainly used across many different markets - agricultural, recreation, hospitality, calefaction, construction, sailing and fishing sectors - as an efficient fuel.
LPG allows efficient cooking - It is easily controllable so users can cook with their desired heat or flame intensity. LPG is heavier than air – When LPG leaks from its cylinder, LPG vapor will flow and accumulate at the ground level. Therefore, leaks are dangerous as LPG can burn when it comes in contact with any source of ignition. Always keep windows open and ventilate your kitchen well.
LPG is odorless and colorless - To detect leakage, LPG is given its distinctive smell by adding a special stenching agent in concentrations that will ensure it can be detected even if the leakage is well below the level of flammability.