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How to Operate Home LPG Gas Bottles

Two 45kg LPG gas bottles installed on a home
So, you’ve just moved into a new home that has LPG gas. 
You go outside and look at the two 45kg gas bottles, with all the valves, connections and other gear, and you wonder... “How does this all work?”
Good question!  And here are some of your answers…
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A Marriage Where Sparks Never Fly

Brass + Cotton = LPG Safety

Have you ever wondered why almost all LPG valves and fittings are made from brass?   

Safety is the reason but the “why” requires a bit of explanation...

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In Memoriam:

Elgas lost a veteran and the LPG industry lost a staunch supporter on Friday 7 October 2016, when Russell passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was surrounded by family, and had been, during his long hospitalisation. His family is firmly in our thoughts.

His stubborn reasoning, technical insight and camaraderie will be sorely missed for a very long time.

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What is GEA - Gas Energy Australia?

Gas Energy Australia is the national body representing the gaseous fuels industry.

Who is Gas Energy Australia?

Gas Energy Australia is the industry association representing downstream Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) businesses.

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Instant Hot Water System vs Storage Hot Water System - Instantaneous Hot Water System vs Hot Water Storage

When it's time to get a new hot water system, three of the most asked questions are:

1.  “Should I get a traditional storage hot water system or an instant hot water system?”

2.  "What size hot water system do I need?"

3. "What is the best instant hot water system or storage hot water system?"

When you compare instant hot water systems, the best instant hot water system is the instant gas hot water system from Rinnai. It provides instantaneous hot water that is reliable, efficient and best value for money. But is it better than a storage hot water system?

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This blog is the first of a series.  Meet the people behind the scenes at Elgas as Nicole Venz, part of our Graduate Training Program, interviews key members of the Elgas team.

Meet Geoff Perks: National Training & Development Manager

Nicole: Geoff, how did you come to work with Elgas?

Geoff: Fifteen years ago I left my job as a Financial Controller with Mobil and joined Elgas, having left my cherry picking and coal shovelling days (while attending University) far behind! When I first joined Elgas my time was split 50:50 between training and as a Business Analyst.

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Gas Heat vs Reverse Cycle - Gas vs Electric Heat Review

The most important thing about your choice of gas heating vs electric heat is the comfortable warmth it delivers. 

So, do you choose Reverse Cycle Heating (heat pump) or Gas Heat?

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LNG to the Rescue in Whyalla

A virtual pipeline was used to supply gas to Whyalla after a real pipeline from the Moomba gas fields ruptured between Caltowie and Gladstone last Sunday. 

LNG – Liquefied Natural Gas – was transported by truck to deliver emergency gas supplies to Whyalla Hospital and about 1200 other local customers.

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Help SWAP’n’GO Raise $25,000 for Soldier On

SWAP’n’GO is contributing $1 for every gas bottle refill sold during the week of 19-25 April 2015. 

This money is to help injured and wounded service men and women of the Australian Defence Forces.

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Euro 6 Emissions Australia – Australia’s Path to Cleaner Air at No Cost

Australia can have far less auto emissions and cleaner air, all without any significant cost to Australia or Australians. 

In fact, normal Australians will save money with Euro 6 emissions compliant cars in Australia

Australia can adopt the European Union Euro 6 auto emission standards with not much more than the stroke of a pen. 

The benefits are huge, with virtually no cost and no obvious opponents…

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