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Facts about LPG

  • LPG is the acronym for Liquefied Petroleum Gas.
  • LPG is odorless and colorless so an oderant is added to detect leaks.
  • Ethyl Mercaptan is the oderant added to give LPG its distinctive aroma of rotten eggs.
  • LPG boils (from liquid to vapour) at -42 degrees C.
  • LPG expands to 270 times the volume when it goes from liquid to gas.
  • LPG burns faster and cleaner than any form of bio-fuel.
  • LPG is frequently used for fuel in heating, water heating, cooking, vehicles, as well as for refrigerants, aerosol propellants and petrochemical feedstock.
  • LPG has been used to fuel the Olympic Flame due to its safety, environmental and practical characteristics.
  • Gasses that fall under the LPG label include Butane, Butylene, Isobutene, Isobutylene, Propane, Propylene, and a mixture of these gasses.
  • LPG is heavier than air and thus will follow floors and drains and tend to settle in low areas.

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