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Natural Gas Alternative: Synthetic Natural Gas - SNG

With the looming potential for natural gas shortages and price escalations, large natural gas users need to examine the alternatives.

There is a substitute called Sythetic Natural Gas, but what is it and how do you make it?

Learn more about this flexible solution…

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Calculate the LPG (Propane) Consumption per Hour by Burner Size

LPG (propane) gas consumption calculation is based on the burner size or sizes of the appliance, as some have more than one burner.

All gas appliances are rated by the manufacturers for gas consumption.

They are expressed in either MJ/hr or BTU/hr, depending on which country you live in.

The ratings are typically found in the product specifications.

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Mystery of the Secret Stench

For most of us, the scent of something rotting is simply repulsive.

But for others, such as carrion-feeding vultures, hyenas and house flies, it’s a scent that means meal time!

One evening, having arrived home from a long and tiring day at the office, I was greeted at my front door by a strong but unfamiliar odour. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it…

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What is Bottled Gas?

“Bottled gas” is typically a synonym for “LPG” or “propane”.

Whilst there are actually many types of gas that come in bottles or cylinders, including industrial and welding gases, the term is generally understood to refer to LPG – propane.

In some countries, bottled gas can also refer to butane or propane/butane mixtures of gas.

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Is LPG (Propane) a Fossil Fuel?

Is LPG-Propane Renewable Energy Source?

"Yes"… LPG is a low-carbon fossil fuel. And, YES, we now know how to make propane renewable energy.

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.

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How an LPG Gas Cylinder-Gas Bottle Works - How Does a Propane Tank Work

A propane tank (LPG cylinder-gas bottle) works by storing the LPG-propane under pressure. The propane-LPG is stored under pressure, as a liquid, in a propane tank (LPG cylinder-gas bottle) and works by changing to gas when you release some of the pressure by using one of your appliances.


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Can LPG be Used in CNG Cars?

CNG is compressed natural gas – methane.

LPG is liquefied petroleum gas – propane.

There are many similarities between LPG and CNG, as well as some major differences.

They are not interchangeable as automobile fuel…

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How Does LPG Work?

LPG works as a fuel, providing energy.  It works by generating heat for cooking, heating, hot water and as a fuel for vehicles.

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Is LPG-Propane Heavier than Air? Lighter than Air?

LPG gas is not lighter than air.

LPG (propane) is heavier than air.

Butane is also heavier than air.

In fact, LPG is over 50% heavier than air at sea level (1 atm).

As a result, LPG gas will settle in low places.

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Is it Safe to Use an LPG Cylinder that's Exposed to Fire?

Occasionally people experience a BBQ fire as the result of a faulty cylinder, regulator or hose.

This is one reason why you should always leak test your BBQ connection after replacing gas bottles.

However, fires can happen and the gas bottle may be exposed to the flames.

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