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Gas for a BBQ:  What Type of Gas for BBQ - BBQ Gas Bottle - Barbecue Gas Bottle

The gas for a BBQ grill is LPG, and would include propane gas, butane gas and mixtures of these fuel gases. This is also referred to as BBQ gas or barbecue gas.

The type of gas for a BBQ grill is either propane (LPG) or natural gas. LPG is what type of gas for a BBQ (barbecue) gas bottle and is composed of the flammable hydrocarbon gases propane and butane. A barbecue gas bottle (BBQ gas bottle) is the same as an LPG gas bottle.

A gas BBQ heats up instantly, without a lot of preparation, and require no ash clean up. Gas BBQ grills are manufactured for propane use but can be easily converted to natural gas.

Gas for a BBQ is also referred to as BBQ gas or patio gas (propane gas or butane gas). Both propane and butane are sold as gas for a BBQ (gas for a barbecue) and both work equally well. In Australia, a BBQ gas bottle contains propane.

Gas BBQ grills are the most popular kind of home BBQ. They are fuelled by LPG BBQ gas bottles or a natural gas connection from the house.

The vast majority of BBQs are built for LPG and require conversion for natural gas.

A barbecue gas bottle (BBQ gas bottle) is the same as an LPG gas bottles and is also referred to as "patio gas bottle".

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What is Autogas? Autogas Conversion - Auto LPG Fuel vs Petrol (Gasoline)

LPG is a fuel gas. Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas – LPG - also identified as propane or butane, are flammable hydrocarbon gas mixtures used as fuel in vehicles, as Autogas, and as home heating and cooking fuel.

Auto LPG, commonly called Autogas, refers to liquefied petroleum gas – LPG – as used for fuel in internal combustion engines for both cars and stationary generators and other static applications. It is a blend of propane and butane.

The fuel type auto LPG used in LPG powered cars is quite often called “Autogas”. The fuel type LPG is an alternative to petrol (gasoline) and diesel fuel in cars that have had an autogas conversion. There are fuel types of LPG withing autogas, including propane, butane and a propane-butane mix.

In auto LPG vs petrol cars, the auto LPG fuel type offers the advantages of autogas conversion in fuel economy and maintenance costs, as well as reduced emissions.

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Transporting Gas Cylinders: How LPG is Transported - LPG Gas Transportation - LPG Transport

LPG is liquefied under modest pressure and then stored and transported in various size vessels. LPG is transported in bulk tanks or LPG gas cylinders. The transported LPG can be propane, butane or a mixture of the two. LPG transport is commonly done by ship, rail, pipeline, truck and other smaller vehicles.

LPG gas transportation starts with the separation of the LPG from raw natural gas or crude oil. The LPG is further segregated and then marketed as either propane, butane or an LPG gas mixture of the constituents. LPG is used in many applications with the most common being home heating, cooking and hot water.

LPG – Liquefied Petroleum Gas – is a common alternative fuel for vehicles, replacing petrol or diesel. LPG for transport is also called Autogas and is either propane or a propane-butane mix. LPG comes from natural gas processing and crude oil refining.

LPG transport and storage is done with LPG gas cylinders or larger vessels. Transporting gas cylinders is done by truck or LPG transport in bulk is done with tankers. In contrast, natural gas is conveyed to homes via pipelines for use in heating, cooking and hot water.

Crude oil is transported from the producing wells to the oil refineries by pipeline or tanker. Propane and butane are products of crude oil refining. LPG is transported to storage and distribution by large LPG carriers, rail, or pipelines.

LPG exists as either a gas (vapour) or as a liquid, when it is under a modest amount of pressure in gas bottles, cylinders, tanks and larger LPG storage vessels.

Given that gaseous LPG has a volume 270x that of liquid LPG, it is almost always transported in its more compact liquid state.

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How to Fill a Gas Bottle Refill - Fill Propane Tank - How to Refill LPG Gas Cylinder

How to fill a gas bottle refill (fill propane tank) is done in two ways: refill LPG gas cylinder by weight using digital scales or gas bottle refill by decanting using the bleed screw.  Fill propane tank of bulk LPG tanks can also be done by a tanker via a hose and meter, in addition to LPG gas bottle refill.

We’ll look at the details and the pros & cons of both methods of how to fill a gas bottle refill …

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LPG - Propane Quality Assurance – LPG Standards & Testing

A lot of effort goes into making sure that the LPG you receive is of the highest propane quality, and it shows. Propane quality problems with LPG are very rare.

This is the result of comprehensive standards, thorough testing and strict compliance.

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What is the Difference Between CNG vs LPG? Uses of LPG and CNG Gas

LPG - Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas, also denoted as just propane or butane, are both flammable hydrocarbon gases used as fuel for heating, cooking and vehicular fuel.

CNG - compressed natural gas storage cylinders have a tare weight approximately 3x heavier than comparable capacity LPG cylinders. LPG can be compressed into a liquid, increasing its energy density. The biggest difference between CNG and LPG cars is the fuel itself. CNG is methane and LPG is propane and/or butane.

CNG gas is compressed natural gas storage – methane. LPG is liquefied petroleum gas – propane.

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

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Don't Use Outdoor Gas Heaters Indoors

Just DON’T do it. 

That is the simple message for people who are thinking about using an outdoor LPG – propane gas heater indoors.

Indoor gas heaters are extremely safe. 

Outdoor heaters used outdoors are also very safe. 

However, using an outdoor propane gas heater indoors is a really bad idea that is both dangerous and potentially fatal.

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What is Isobutane? i-Butane - What is the Use of Isobutane

What is isobutane? What is the use of isobutane?

Isobutane (i-butane) is an isomer of butane.

Isobutane is also an LPG - Liquefied Petroleum Gas - as are butane and propane.

The main use of isobutane is in refineries, as a gasoline – petrol – additive.

However, isobutane is different in some important ways.

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LPG Gas Changeover Valves

The Which, What, Why & How To

In Australia, you would typically have two 45kg LPG gas bottles on a home. 

An LPG (propane) gas changeover valve controls which gas bottle is being used.

Here’s the important bit:

Used correctly, it keeps you from running out of gas.

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How We Switched to All Gas in a Day

Gas Hot Water, Heating & Cooking All in One Day

My wife and a leaking electric hot water tank finally got me to stop procrastinating and install LPG gas on our home. 

At one fell swoop, we got gas hot water, cooking and heating. 

Here is the amazing part:

It was all done in only about six hours!

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