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Where Does LPG Come From & How is Propane Made?

LPG 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 Isobutane vs Propane - What is Butane?

Liquefied Petroleum Gas

What is the real difference between butane, isobutane, propane and 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 Hot Water Heater Work?

How Does a Gas Geyser Work?

Tankless continuous flow water heaters are the most popular type of gas hot water heater (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

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

We are frequently asked about the proper clearance and placement of the gas cylinders.  
It is very important that cylinder positioning meets the applicable Australian Standards.
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Legionnaires Disease: Legionella Bacteria in Hot Water Tanks

Many people don’t realise that hot water tanks can be a breeding ground for the bacteria that causes Legionnaires Disease. 

Legionnaires Disease is a very serious condition, being a potentially fatal illness.

The good news is that it is totally preventable.

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

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Does LPG Damage Your Engine? Is LPG Bad for 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 so that you can make an informed decision…

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Can You Use a 9kg Gas Bottle Instead of a 45kg?

Often asked: “Can I use a small gas cylinder or bottle instead of a bigger one?”

Another common question is on the use of a 9kg gas bottle instead of a 45kg.

Yet other queries relates to using a 2kg, or other small gas bottle, instead of a 9kg on a standard size BBQ.

Let’s look at the potential issues of downsizing the gas bottle…

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