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An emergency generator is not much good if the fuel for it has gone off and it won't run.
To prevent the problem of bad fuel, you have to go through the effort and expense of changing out the fuel supply on a regular basis.
But what do you do with the bad petrol or diesel fuel? You can't just dump it.
Is there a better fuel?
Many people worry about leaving their BBQ gas bottles in the sun.
What about LPG storage temperatures that are artificially high, including being left inside of cars?
LPG gas bottle pressure rises with temperature.
Should you be worried?
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.
Did you know that every time you turn on one of your gas appliances, the LPG in your gas bottles starts to boil?
If you could see though the steel, you would also notice that it looks just like water boiling.
It is extremely difficult to get an LPG cylinder to explode.
Even trying to do it intentionally is very challenging.
Now, you may be thinking that I am only saying this because I work for an LPG company.
How can what I say be true when you see reports of “exploding gas bottles” in the news with some frequency?
The issue lies with the erroneous reporting of the facts…
LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas - is not just a single gas.
LPG describes a category of flammable hydrocarbon gases.
What distinguishes LPG is that LPG gases can all be compressed into liquid at relatively low pressures.
There are a number of gases that fall under the “LPG” category, just as there are a number of sports that fall under the category of “sport”.
LPG (Propane) is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic gas.
It is flammable, so it needs to be treated with respect.
However, overall LPG has an excellent safety record.