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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. You want to know what does LPG do to an engine and 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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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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LPG Gas Pipe Safety Alert – Open-Ended Gas Pipes

It is both dangerous and illegal to leave a gas pipe open and un-capped or incorrectly capped.

This applies to all gas installations, including houses, caravans, boats, commercial buildings, warehouses and factories.

All gas pipes must be either connected to an appliance or securely capped.

This prevents any accidental or malicious gas leaks.

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Which Gas is used in Home Gas Cylinders?

Do home gas cylinders contain LPG, CNG or maybe even Biogas?

There are three major factors that affect the type of gas used in home gas cylinders:

  • The gas supply situation in your area or country

  • The economics of the various options

  • The ambient temperature expected from seasonal weather patterns in your area

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Never Use a Gas Stove or Oven as a Heater

Gas stoves and ovens are for cooking only.

They are not designed or intended for use as space heaters.

Improper use can be dangerous or even fatal…

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LPG (propane) Gas Unit Conversions: Gas in kg, Litres, MJ, kWh & m³

Also Propane Gas Unit Conversion in Pounds, Gallons, BTU, Therms & ft³

We are frequently asked about the various LPG - propane - gas unit conversion (LP gas unit conversion) values.  The first table shown below covers most of the common units of measure and gas bottle-cylinder sizes for Australia, including kg, litres, MJ, kWh & m³ (e.g. LPG gas unit conversion of kg to litres is 1kg = 1.96L).

People ask the questions in many ways and the simplest way to answer most of them is with an LPG Gas Unit Conversion Table (or two). 
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Incomplete & Complete Combustion of Propane - Propane Equation & Formula

Complete combustion of propane (LPG) is important. Complete LPG combustion saves you money on gas.

The propane equation for complete combustion of propane involves propane and oxygen as fuel input, and carbon dioxide, water, heat and possible carbon monoxide as the outputs.

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

Find out what you need to do…

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LPG Engines - How Does an LPG Engine Work?

LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas -  is the fuel used to provide energy for the LPG engine in LPG vehicles. How LPG works in an engine is fundamentally the same as a petrol powered internal combustion engine. The engine block, pistons, spark plugs, ignition system, lubrication system and electricals all work the same on LPG fuel, consisting of propane, butane or a blend of the two and are also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL.

The two main differences in how LPG works are the fuel itself and the fuel storage and intake systems.

With an octane rating of over 100, LPG works with 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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