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Is LPG-Propane Toxic? Can Propane Fumes Kill You?

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.

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Where Does LPG Come From & How is Propane Made?

LPG (propane) comes from drilling oil and gas wells.

It is a fossil fuel that does not occur in isolation.

LPG is found naturally in combination with other hydrocarbons, typically crude oil and natural gas.

LPG is produced during natural gas processing and oil refining.

It is isolated, liquefied through pressurisation and stored in pressure vessels.

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POL Fitting, Valves, Cylinders & Regulators

All LPG gas cylinders have some form of gas valve.

LPG users in Australia will see numerous references to POL valves and POL cylinders but what exactly is a POL valve?

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Butane vs Propane vs Isobutane - What is Butane?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Discover the real difference between butane vs propane vs isobutane vs LPG. All three gases are consider to be LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas.

In some ways they are almost or exactly the same.

However, there are some important differences that you need to know.

First, some short summary answers:

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How Does a Gas Water Heater Work?

How Does a Instant Gas Geyser Work?

Tankless continuous flow through hot water heaters are the most popular type of gas hot water heater (instant gas geyser). 

The reasons are simple -- they never run out of hot water and they are energy efficient. 

But how do they work?

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Converting LPG & Natural Gas Appliances

LPG (propane) and natural gas (methane) appliances are not interchangeable — they must be converted.

As a result of a move, you may have an appliance that you need to convert from natural gas to LPG or from LPG to natural gas.

Can this be done and what is involved? 
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History of Propane - LPG Gas

Who Discovered - Invented Gas & When

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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LPG Gas Bottle Location Regulations - Propane Tank Placement

We are frequently asked about the proper clearance and placement of the installed LPG gas cylinders. LPG gas installation regulations specify location and clearances of the propane tank placement.

Ignition sources must also be kept a minimum safe distance clearance from the LPG gas cylinder installation.

It is very important that installed LPG gas cylinder positioning meets the applicable Australian Standards.

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Legionnaires Disease: Legionella Bacteria in Hot Water Heater Tanks

Legionnaires Disease Hot Water Heater [Legionella Bacteria in Hot Water Tanks] Temperature

Catching Legionnaires Disease from a hot water heater is a very serious condition, being a potentially fatal illness. But many people don’t realise that Legionnaires Disease bacteria can breed in hot water heater tanks.

The good news is that Legionnaires Disease from hot water heaters is totally preventable.

You need to be informed to protect your family’s health…

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Does LPG Damage Your Engine? LPG vs Petrol Engine Life

If you are thinking about converting your car or SUV to run on LPG, you would typically have a lot of questions.

Foremost, you want to know if the conversion will damage your engine in any way before deciding.

Let’s look at the facts about LPG vs petrol engine life so that you can make an informed decision…

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