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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 Continuous Flow Hot Water Heater vs Traditional Hot Water Storage Tanks

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

1.  “Should I get a traditional hot water storage tank or a tankless continuous flow through hot water heater?”

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

3. "What is the best instant continuous flow hot water or tank 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 – 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 compliant cars.

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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ACCC Recalls Portable Butane Cookers

The ACCC has announced the start of Product Safety Recalls for portable butane stove cookers. 

This move follows the “Stop Sale” actions taken by the States and Territories, in accordance with the suspension of their compliance certification. 

Gas regulators have identified that some models are unsafe and should be recalled. 

These models fail the overpressure tests so there is a risk that the cookers may explode if they overheat. 

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