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Complete & Incomplete Combustion of Propane (LPG) - Formulas - Equations

Proper combustion of LPG – propane – is important.

Complete LPG combustion saves you money on gas.

Incomplete combustion produces carbon monoxide, which is a poisonous gas.

Find out what you need to do…

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How Does an LPG Engine Work?

An engine powered by LPG is fundamentally the same as a petrol powered internal combustion engine.

The two main differences are the fuel itself and the fuel storage and intake systems.

The engine block, pistons, spark plugs, ignition system, lubrication system and electricals all remain the same.

With an octane rating of over 100, LPG is usable in virtually any petrol engine.

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ACCC Recall - Campmaster CM1950S Butane Heater

12 October 2017

The ACCC has announced the recall of Campmaster CM1950S Butane Heater effective immediately.

You can download the official recall notice.

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Tempering Valves for Hot Water Heaters

Scalding is one of the most serious, painful and long-term injuries for young children. 

Scalding can happen very quickly, depending on the temperature of the water. 

Scalding Hazard

However, at 50°C a serious burn wouldn’t typically happen until after 5 minutes, so you can see the benefit of controlling the temperature of the hot water at the tap.
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What is LPG Used For? LPG Applications

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – is utilised in hundreds, if not thousands, of applications.

LPG (propane) is used as a fuel for many residential, commercial and agricultural heat applications, including cooking, hot water systems and heating.

It is also employed as a propellant, refrigerant, vehicle fuel and petrochemical feedstock.

And there are many more ways to use LPG…

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Home LPG Gas Regulators & Fittings

So, you’ve just moved into your first home that has LPG gas. 

You go outside and look at the gas bottles, with all the valves, connections and other gear, and you wonder...  “What is all of this stuff and how does it work?”


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What is LPG? Liquefied Petroleum Gas - Propane

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – describes flammable hydrocarbon gases including propane, butane and mixtures of these gases.

LPG, liquefied through pressurisation, comes from natural gas processing and oil refining.

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History and Origin of LPG Gas - Propane

LPG cylinders are a common site, whether it be on a BBQ or the side of a house. 

But who discovered LPG (Propane) and how did it happen?

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Gas Flames: Yellow Flame vs Blue Flame

Flame Colour Temperature Chart

Blue gas stove flames are good. 

Red/Yellow gas flames... not so much...

Gas flames are normally blue but sometimes they burn red or yellow. 

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The Properties & Composition of LPG

LPG is primarily composed of propane, butane, isobutane and mixtures of these gases.

LPG exists as liquid or gas (vapour), depending on pressure and temperature.

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