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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) a Renewable Energy Source?

"Yes"… LPG is a low-carbon fossil fuel.

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 - Propane Cylinder Works

LPG is stored under pressure, as a liquid, in a gas bottle.  

LPG gases can all be compressed into liquid at relatively low pressures.

LPG liquid boils and turns back into gas vapour when you release some of the pressure in the gas bottle by turning on your gas appliance.

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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?

The LPG pathway to you includes drilling of wells, refining, transport, storage, vaporisation, regulators and the gas appliances themselves.

LPG is stored under pressure, as a liquid, in a gas bottle.  

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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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How Much Pressure in LPG Cylinder (Propane) & in Which State is it?

LPG pressure:

How much LPG cylinder pressure do you have and how much do you need?

First, some background:

•  The pressure inside of an LPG cylinder, or larger vessel, is dependent upon the temperature of the vessel.

•  The higher the temperature, the higher the pressure of the LPG within the cylinder.

•  The pressure of LPG (propane) goes from 0 kPa (0 PSIG or 0 bar) at -43ºC to 2482 kPa (360 PSIG or 24.8 bar) at 70ºC.

•  The LPG – propane – exists as both liquid and vapour (gas) within the cylinder.

•  The term “pressure” refers to the average force per unit of area that the gas exerts on the inside walls of the cylinder.

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What Does LPG Stand For? - Meaning of LPG

LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a low carbon fuel used for heating and as vehicle fuel, where it is called Autogas.

LPG is produced during natural gas processing and petroleum refining.

Liquefied Petroleum Gas is the preferred term within the industry, as it signifies the need to take action for the gas to become a liquid.

But there are also many other terms...

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Real Customer Feedback – NPS and Rant & Rave

Are all web reviews real?  Not even close.

Here at Elgas, we are constantly trying to improve our service and our customers’ experience.

One of the key ways we do this is to actively seek REAL customer feedback and act upon issues that come up.

We use a number of methods to do this including an annual national survey and tools called Rant & Rave and NPS.

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