Bulk LPG Supply – Industrial Gas Suppliers – Industrial LPG Cylinder
LPG fuel is extremely versatile providing exceptional convenience to homes and business. It is very portable, being stored and transported in LPG tanks, as a liquid, and used as a gas when needed. Our LPG has high purity for superior vaporisation and clean burning.
Get bulk LPG gas supply, industrial LPG cylinder and industrial gas suppliers for industry, agricultural & commercial applications, with bulk gas supply storage solutions.
Bulk LPG supply is for high volume users of LPG.
We supply larger storage vessels and deliveries are made using tankers that refill your tank on site.
Industrial Gas Suppliers
We are leading industrial gas suppliers, to deliver a wide range of commercial gases, including industrial LPG cylinder.
As industrial gas suppliers, we sell acetylene gas, oxygen, nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide (CO2), beer gases, helium tank hire for balloon gas and various welding & shielding gases, in addition to industrial LPG cylinder and bulk LPG.
Bulk LPG Supply – LPG Storage Vessels
♦ Reliable LPG bulk gas deliveries you can count on
♦ Your LPG bulk gas supply options include tanker delivery, for bulk users, and exchange cylinder service for lower volume LPG gas users.
We also offer LNG Bulk Supply.
♦ Bulk Gas Storage Tanks are provided to fit the needs of your business.
Smaller industrial LPG cylinders are available for low volume users.
♦ You get LPG Gas payment option choices to match your preference
♦ Your transactions are simplified with our Online LPG Gas Services, where you can make payments, order bulk gas, leave special instructions, check gas delivery dates, download duplicate invoices and much more, all with just a few clicks.
Please see Bulk LPG Tank Sizes
Industrial LPG Cylinder – Industrial Gas Suppliers – LPG Cylinder Exchange for Low Volume Users
LPG gas, provided in an industrial LPG cylinder, is the energy of choice for many industrial applications because of its portability, high energy content and clean burning. It is the same LPG used for home heating and cooking. An industrial LPG cylinder is generally larger and tanker filled.
For low volume industrial LPG cylinder applications, we provide you with two or more 45kg LPG gas bottles. Industrial LPG cylinders can also be hooked together by a gas manifold, for installations with multiple LPG cylinders.
The industrial LPG cylinders also come in two types: vapour withdrawal and liquid withdrawal, depending on the application.
What is the Difference Between an Industrial LPG Cylinder and a Domestic LPG Cylinder
There is no diference in the gas provided to industrial and domestic users. The rate of use means that more liquid LPG needs to be vaporized and that typically means a larger vessel (tank).
Residential LPG gas bottles and industrial LPG cylinders are identical with the exception of the applications.
Industrial LPG Cylinders for Sale?
We don’t offer industrial LPG cylinders for sale. With industrial LPG cylinders, its the gas that’s for sale, not the expensive steel cylinder. Instead, we supply them for a service charge fee so you don’t need to make a huge upfront investment.
See Gas Bottle Sizes for more info.
Liquid vs Vapour LPG
LPG exists in two different forms, liquid and gas (vapour). The pressure and temperature at which it is stored determines which kind you have.
Same but Different
In Australia, LPG is Propane.
Propane is the gas that is supplied to virtually all homes and most businesses that purchase LPG in Australia.
Propane is a flammable hydrocarbon gas with 3 carbon and 8 hydrogen atoms in a propane molecule.
The chemical formula for propane is C3H8. (Propane molecule model shown)
LPG liquid and vapour characteristics have some similarities to water and steam.
Liquid LPG is colder, denser and heavier.
LPG vapour is warmer and much lighter.
Liquid LPG and vapour LPG both have applications but are not interchangeable when used.
The choice depends on the purpose.
In most applications, such as home appliances, LPG is used as vapour (gas).
However, some LPG fuelled products require it to be in its liquid form, such as with autogas LPG liquid injection systems.
Different Industrial LPG Cylinders
Industrial LPG cylinders come in two configurations, Liquid Withdrawal and Vapour Withdrawal. The difference depends on from where the LPG is extracted.
LPG is liquid in an industrial gas cylinder with an area at the top of the cylinder where it turns into vapour.
If drawn from the bottom of the cylinder, it comes out as liquid.
If drawn from the top of the industrial LPG cylinder, it exits as vapour.
Industrial LPG cylinders are clearly marked as either “Vapour Withdrawal” or “Liquid Withdrawal”.
In Australia, liquid withdrawal industrial LPG cylinders are also painted with a Blue top, to make them instantly recognisable (see image).
Using the wrong type of industrial LPG cylinder for an application could pose a serious safety hazard.
LPG as a Liquid
Water boils at 100°C, becoming a gas (steam). In contrast, LPG boils at -42°C becoming gas vapour.
It stays liquid because it is under pressure in a gas cylinder.
As a liquid, it looks a lot like water.
It is colourless and odourless in its natural state.
Unlike water, 1 kilogram of LPG does NOT equal 1 litre of liquid LPG. LPG density or specific gravity is about half that of water, at 0.51.
In Australia, where LPG is propane, 1kg of LPG has a volume of 1.96L.
Conversely, 1L of LPG weighs 0.51kg.
The distinctive smell of LPG comes from an odorant that is added to LPG, for safety and leak detection reasons.
Caution should always be used to avoid direct exposure, as liquid LPG is cold enough to cause severe cold burns on exposed skin.
LPG as a Vapour
LPG becomes vapour at temperatures of -42°C and above.
LPG expands to 270 times the volume when it goes from liquid to gas.
So, 1L of liquid LPG equals 270L of gaseous LPG.
As there are 1000L in a cubic meter (M3), 1L of liquid LPG expands to 0.27M3.
The lower and upper limits of flammability are the percentages of LPG that must be present in an LPG/air mixture.
This means that between 2.15% and 9.6% of the total LPG/air mixture must be LPG in order for it to be combustible.
LPG gas vapour is heavier than air and will sink to and collect at the lowest point.
If LPG is vented to the outside air, it will quickly dissipate with the slightest movement of air.
Conversely, if LPG is vented into a sealed structure, with no air movement, the LPG gas will collect on the floor and rise vertically as more LPG is vented into the structure.
Obviously, this would create an extremely hazardous situation.
Know the Difference for Safety
As previously mentioned, most LPG applications use vapour.
Appliances such as water heaters, room heaters and cookers all use vapour.
If these appliances were to have liquid LPG flow to their burners, the result could possibly be a fire or similar safety hazard.
This is why you must use the right type of industrial LPG cylinder and industrial LPG cylinders should always be kept upright, so that only vapour is released.
An upside-down vapour industrial LPG cylinder, or even one laying on its side, could release the LPG as a liquid.
Industrial Gas Suppliers
As industrial gas suppliers, we supply various welding and industrial gases including oxygen, acetylene, nitrogen, CO2, argon, welding gases and shielding gases, in addition to industrial LPG cylinder and bulk LPG.
You get fast reliable service, free delivery in our service area and great industrial gas prices.
Bulk LPG applications include:
- On-Site Forklift Gas Bottle Filling
- LPG Gas for Agriculture
- Dairy Hot Water Systems
- LPG Gas Flame Weeding
- Commercial Cooking with LPG
- LPG Gas for Diesel Substitution
- Commercial LPG Gas Hot Water
- Commercial LPG Gas Heating
Large energy users may also be interested in LNG Bulk Supply
It’s fast and easy to open a new Elgas Commercial LPG gas account online
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