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Commercial Gas Suppliers – Bulk LPG

Commercial LPG Gas Suppliers - Bulk LPG Supply

Get bulk LPG gas supply for industrial, agricultural & commercial applications, with bulk gas supply storage solutions.

Bulk LPG supply is for high volume users of LPG. 

We supply larger storage vessels and deliveries are made using tankers that refill your tank on site.

Bulk LPG SupplyBulk tanker fill

  ♦   Reliable LPG bulk gas deliveries you can count on

♦  Your LPG bulk gas supply options include tanker delivery, for bulk users, and exchange cylinder service for lower volume LPG gas users. 

We also offer LNG Bulk Supply.

♦  Bulk Gas Storage Tanks are provided to fit the needs of your business. 

Smaller tanks are available for low volume users. 

♦  You get LPG Gas payment option choices to match your preference

♦  Your transactions are simplified with our Online LPG Gas Services, where you can make payments, order bulk gas, leave special instructions, check gas delivery dates, download duplicate invoices and much more, all with just a few clicks.

Please see Bulk LPG Tank Sizes

LPG Cylinder Exchange for Low Volume Users

♦ We provide you with two or more 45kg LPG gas bottles.  

When linked by a changeover valve, you get an uninterrupted supply. See Gas Bottle Sizes for more info.

♦ You can get Automatic Text (SMS) Gas Check Alerts to remind you when it's time to check your gas bottles. 

You'll never forget to order your gas bottles again! 

♦ Elgas delivers filled LPG gas bottles to your business and removes the empty gas bottles as you use your LPG bottled gas.

♦ Simply call us when one LPG gas bottle is empty and we will be there with another full gas bottle.  You can also Order Online or Order by Text (SMS)

Liquid vs Vapour LPG

LPG exists in two different forms, liquid and gas (vapour). 

The pressure and temperature at which it is stored determines which kind you have.

Same but Different

Propane molecule modelIn Australia, LPG is Propane.  
Propane is the gas that is supplied to virtually all homes and most businesses that purchase LPG in Australia. 

Propane is a flammable hydrocarbon gas with 3 carbon and 8 hydrogen atoms in a propane molecule.

The chemical formula for propane is C3H8(Propane molecule model shown)

LPG liquid and vapour characteristics have some similarities to water and steam. 

Liquid LPG is colder, denser and heavier. 

LPG vapour is warmer and much lighter.

Liquid LPG and vapour LPG both have applications but are not interchangeable when used.  

The choice depends on the purpose. 

In most applications, such as home appliances, LPG is used as vapour (gas). 

However, some LPG fuelled products require it to be in its liquid form, such as with autogas LPG liquid injection systems.

Different Cylinders

45kg vapour cylindersLPG is liquid in a cylinder with an area at the top of the cylinder where it turns into vapour. 

However, the cylinders come in two configurations, Liquid Withdrawal and Vapour Withdrawal

The difference depends on from where the LPG is extracted. 

If drawn from the bottom of the cylinder, it comes out as liquid. 

If drawn from the top of the cylinder, it exits as vapour.

The cylinders are clearly marked as either “Vapour Withdrawal” or “Liquid Withdrawal”. 

In Australia, liquid withdrawal cylinders are also painted with a Blue top, to make them instantly recognisable. 

Using the wrong type of cylinder for an application could pose a serious safety hazard.

LPG as a Liquid

Water boils at 100°C, becoming a gas (steam).  In contrast, LPG boils at -42°C becoming gas vapour. 

It stays liquid because it is under pressure in a gas cylinder. 

As a liquid, it looks a lot like water. 

It is colourless and odourless in its natural state. 

Unlike water, 1 kilogram of LPG does NOT equal 1 litre of liquid LPG. LPG density or specific gravity is about half that of water, at 0.51. 

In Australia, where LPG is propane, 1kg of LPG has a volume of 1.96L. 

Conversely, 1L of LPG weighs 0.51kg.

The distinctive smell of LPG comes from an odorant that is added to LPG, for safety and leak detection reasons. 

Caution should always be used to avoid direct exposure, as liquid LPG is cold enough to cause severe cold burns on exposed skin.

LPG as a Vapour

Gaseous expansion of LPGLPG becomes vapour at temperatures of -42°C and above.  

LPG expands to 270 times the volume when it goes from liquid to gas.

So, 1L of liquid LPG equals 270L of gaseous LPG.  

As there are 1000L in a cubic meter (M3), 1L of liquid LPG expands to 0.27M3.

The lower and upper limits of flammability are the percentages of LPG that must be present in an LPG/air mixture. 

This means that between 2.15% and 9.6% of the total LPG/air mixture must be LPG in order for it to be combustible.

LPG gas vapour is heavier than air and will sink to and collect at the lowest point. 

If LPG is vented to the outside air, it will quickly dissipate with the slightest movement of air.  

Conversely, if LPG is vented into a sealed structure, with no air movement, the LPG gas will collect on the floor and rise vertically as more LPG is vented into the structure. 

Obviously, this would create an extremely hazardous situation.

Know the Difference for Safety

As previously mentioned, most LPG applications use vapour. 

Appliances such as water heaters, room heaters and cookers all use vapour. 

If these appliances were to have liquid LPG flow to their burners, the result could possibly be a fire or similar safety hazard. 

This is why you must use the right type of cylinders and LPG cylinders should always be kept upright, so that only vapour is released. 

An upside-down vapour cylinder, or even one laying on its side, could release the LPG as a liquid.

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Bulk LPG applications include:

Large energy users may also be interested in LNG Bulk Supply

 

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