SWAP'n'GO BBQ Gas Bottles 9kg & 4kg

 SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottles Sizes - swap and go gas bottle sizes - 9kg gas bottle dimensions - gas cylinder dimensions & 4kg cylinder capacity propane-LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes Australia (propane bottle sizes)

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SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottles Sizes - Gas Cylinder Sizes - 4kg & 9kg BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes

BBQ Propane Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizes from SWAP'n'GO

Get a gas bottle without a swap, swap for a full gas bottle with any brand of empty gas bottle, or swap between our two BBQ gas bottles sizes. Our larger SWAP’n’GO BBQ gas bottle size contains 8.5kg of gas. The smaller size BBQ gas bottle is filled with 3.7kg of gas with either a POL or Camper valve.

SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes for BBQ and camping come in two standard small LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes (LPG gas cylinder sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) in Australia: 9kg & 4kg cylinder capacity BBQ gas bottles.

4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions - Cylinder Capacity

SWAP'n'GO 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Sizes - Gas Bottle Dimensions
BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes - Cylinder Type/Size Height Diameter
 4kg LPG Gas Bottle Dimensions
Gas Cylinder Sizes - Cylinder Capacity
345–450 mm 240–265 mm
 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions
Gas Cylinder Sizes - Cylinder Capacity
450–525 mm 309–335 mm
4kg & 9kg gas bottle dimensions-(swap and go gas bottle sizes) & weights are approximate.
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SWAP'n'GO gas bottles sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes) - LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes), gas bottle dimensions, cylinder capacity, images & capacities for LPG gas bottle refills.

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SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes: 9kg & 4kg

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottles - BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes - Gas Cylinder Sizes-Dimensions (Propane Tank-Bottle Sizes)

SWAP'n'GO gas bottles: BBQ LPG gas bottles, typically made of steel or composite material, are for storing the common LPG gases, propane or butane. BBQ gas bottle sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) in Australia are varied. The most common LPG BBQ gas bottle size (gas cylinder sizes) in Australia is 9kg cylinder capacity BBQ gas bottle (20 gallon propane tank). There are also smaller cylinder capacity LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes in Australia, like 4kg and 2kg cylinder capacity, as well as larger BBQ gas bottle sizes like 13kg cylinder capacity LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes (patio gas bottle sizes).

BBQ LPG gas bottles are used for more than just BBQs. Outdoor heaters, power generators, lawn mowers, outboard motors, pizza ovens and smokers are just a few of the other uses for BBQ LPG gas bottles (patio gas bottle).

Homes and small businesses typically use either 45kg LPG gas bottles, the larger 90kg or 210kg LPG gas bottle sizes (LPG gas cylinder sizes). High volume users have the larger LPG tank sizes.

9kg Gas Bottle

A 9kg gas bottle is considered the standard size BBQ gas bottle and is roughly equivalent to a 20 lb propane tank.  9kg represents the nominal weight of the gas contents. A 9kg gas bottle weighs approximately 17.5 kg when full, so it is very portable.

9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions - SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottles Sizes - LPG BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes - LPG Gas Bottle Refill

9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions Diagram

9kg SWAP'n'GO gas bottles dimensions are approximately 485 mm height, 315 mm diameter, 16.66L cylinder capacity and 7.8–10.4 kg tare weight. See adjacent 9kg gas bottle dimensions diagram.

A 9kg gas bottle weighs 16.3–19.0 kg* when full. The weight variation is in the empty 9kg gas bottle weight, do to manufacturing variances. 9kg refers to the weight of the contents only.

9kg gas bottle dimensions-sizes (SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes) - propane gas cylinder sizes in Australia) include cylinder capacity, height, diameter and weight. The same applies to small propane 4kg cylinder capacity LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes-dimensions and cylinder capacity.

9kg gas bottle dimensions-sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) vary as the result of different manufacturers having different specifications. The common LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes-dimension ranges are shown in the following propane 4kg & 9kg LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes (propane tank sizes) and LPG gas cylinder dimensions chart:

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes - Gas Cylinder Sizes - LPG BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes - 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions Chart

The following chart shows SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes):

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes: 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions-Sizes Chart

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes: LPG BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions - Gas Cylinder Sizes-Dimensions

4kg LPG Gas Bottle Dimensions - Gas Cylinder Sizes-Capacity

9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions - Gas Cylinder Sizes-Capacity

Gas Bottle Dimensions Diameter 240–265 mm 309–335 mm
Gas Bottle Dimensions Height 345–450 mm 450–525 mm
Gas Bottle Dimensions Capacity 7.25L 16.66L
Tare Wt 4.5–6.6 kg 7.8–10.4 kg
Full Wt 8.2–10.3 kg 16.3–19.0 kg
Energy 181MJ 417MJ

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes): 4kg & 9kg gas bottle dimensions-sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes-dimensions), and weights shown are approximate.
Cylinder capacity and energy based on 3.7kg and 8.5kg BBQ LPG gas bottle refill amounts.
Actual 4kg & 9kg gas bottle dimensions-gas cylinder dimensions may vary.

The 9kg gas bottle empty weight, or tare weight, is stamped on the neck ring of the bottle. The weight range of 9kg gas bottle empty weight is 7.8–10.4 kg. As there are many manufacturers of 9kg gas bottles, the empty weight and gas bottle dimensions vary significantly.

How Much Does a 9kg Gas Bottle Weigh When Full

A 9kg gas bottle weighs 16.3–19.0 kg* when full. The weight variation is in the empty 9kg gas bottle weight, do to manufacturing variances. 9kg refers to the weight of the contents only.

How Long Will a 9kg Gas Bottle Last

A 9kg gas bottle will last about 7 to 8 days cooking a meal a day on a 4 burner BBQ grill, assuming a one hour cook time per meal. A 9kg gas bottle (patio gas) will last about 29 hours, when cooking with a small 2 burner compact BBQ used on high. It will last even longer on lower settings or if only one burner is turned on.

SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottles Refill Valve Types

There are also two common valve types for SWAP'n'GO gas bottles BBQ LPG gas bottle refills:

  1. The standard SWAP'n'GO gas bottles valve in Australia is a POL fitting valve.
  2. There is also a Camper valve fitted to 4kg camper SWAP'n'GO gas bottles size (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes). Camper valves are for appliances designed for Camper valve use.

SWAP'n'GO complies with all Australian Standards for Caravan LPG Gas Bottles

No waiting to refill gas bottle at petrol station.

Propane Exchange for Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

Propane exchange for propane gas cylinder sizes is the same thing as SWAP'n'GO gas bottles. You exchange (swap) your empty propane (LPG) gas bottle for a full BBQ LPG gas bottle refill, which you then own. Propane exchange can also refer to 45kg home LPG gas bottles (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes in Australia), which are also exchanged when empty. 

However, in the case of 45kg LPG gas bottles, the exchange propane (LPG) gas bottles typically belong to the gas supply company.

BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes: 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions Chart - SWAP'n'GO Gas Bottle Sizes

Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

The following chart shows common propane gas cylinder sizes:

Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

 Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes-Dimensions

45kg Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

90kg Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

 210kg Propane Gas Cylinder Sizes

Propane Gas Cylinder Diameter

375 mm

510 mm

765 mm

Propane Gas Cylinder Height

1250 mm

1380 mm

1460 mm

Propane Gas Cylinder Capacity

88L

176L

411L

Tare Wt

33 kg

65 kg

140 kg

Full Wt

78 kg

155 kg

350 kg

Energy

2205MJ

4410MJ

10,290MJ

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Water Capacity of Gas Cylinder

The water capacity of gas cylinder is a figure that is mostly irrelevant for consumers. Engineers use it. As it suggests, the water capacity of gas cylinder sizes is the cylinder capacity of the LPG gas cylinder sizes as if they were filled with water. You can see the "W.C." stamped into the neck ring in the image above.

A good conversion rate to remember for cylinder capacity is that 1 kilogram is approximately equal to 1.96 litre of LPG.

Water Capacity of Gas Cylinder Chart

The following chart shows the water capacity of gas cylinder in common sizes:

Water Capacity of Gas Cylinder Chart
Water Capacity of Gas Cylinder
Gas Cylinder Sizes Water Capacity
4 9.6kg
9 21.6kg
15 36kg
18 43kg
45 108kg
90 215kg
210 499kg
Some number may have been rounded.     
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However, the specific gravity of propane is different and gas cylinders are also designed with expansion space, for the gas. This makes the water cylinder capacity completely different from the propane fill cylinder capacity of the same LPG gas cylinder size.

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9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions-Gas Cylinder Dimensions, Cylinder Capacity & Weight

A 9kg cylinder capacity SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes), with POL fitting valve, is the standard LPG BBQ gas bottle sizes (propane bottle sizes) in Australia. This is the most popular SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes) (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes in Australia) in our SWAP'n'GO® program.

Nominal Cylinder Capacity: 9kg SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes)

Actual Fill Cylinder Capacity: 8.5kg

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Diameter: 309-335mm

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Height: 450-525mm

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Tare (empty) Weight: 7.8-10.4kg

9kg BBQ gas bottle-cylinder size

See LPG Conversion Chart for kg, Litres, MJ, BTU, kWh & m3

4kg BBQ LPG Gas Bottle Dimensions-Gas Cylinder Dimensions, Cylinder Capacity & Weight

A 4kg cylinder capacity SWAP'n'GO gas bottle size, with POL fitting valve is the other standard propane BBQ LPG gas bottle size in Australia. Commonly used for portability, this BBQ LPG gas bottle size (propane gas cylinder sizes) is also available from our SWAP'n'GO® program

Nominal Cylinder Capacity: 4kg SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes)

Actual Fill Cylinder Capacity: 3.7kg

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Diameter: 240-265m

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Height: 345-450mm

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Tare (empty) Weight: 4.5-6.6kg

4kg BBQ gas bottle-cylinder size

See LPG Conversion Chart for kg, Litres, MJ, BTU, kWh & m3

4kg Camper Valve LPG Gas Bottle Dimensions-Gas Cylinder Dimensions, Capacity & Weight

A 4kg SWAP'n'GO gas bottle size, with Camper Valve, is used when a Camper Valve is required. The Camper Valve does not have a POL fitting. This propane BBQ LPG gas bottle size (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) is also available from our SWAP'n'GO® program.

Nominal Cylinder Capacity: 4kg SWAP'n'GO gas bottle sizes (swap and go gas bottle sizes)

Actual Fill Cylinder Capacity: 3.7kg

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Diameter: 190-250mm

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Height: 345-450mm

BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions Tare (empty) Weight: 4.5-6.6kg

4kg BBQ gas bottle-cylinder size with camper valve

See LPG Conversion Chart for kg, Litres, MJ, BTU, kWh & m3

Propane BBQ LPG Gas Bottle Sizes (LPG gas cylinder sizes) & LPG Gas Bottle Dimensions-Gas Cylinder Dimensions

9kg & 4kg cylinder capacity are typical small propane BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (LPG gas cylinder sizes) in Australia for BBQ grilling and camping but there can also be exceptions outside of these ranges. As there are many manufacturers of BBQ LPG gas bottles, small propane BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) and dimensions (patio gas bottle) may vary significantly.

There are larger propane BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (gas cylinder sizes) for homes and business including 45kg, 90kg and 210kg cylinder capacity LPG gas cylinder sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes).

Remember that propane and LPG are the same gas.

Calor BBQ Gas Bottle-Cylinder (patio gas bottle) Sizes 

 If you live in the UK, you have different choices in propane BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) cylinder capacity & gas bottle dimensions.

Please refer to Calor BBQ gas bottle-cylinder (patio gas bottle) sizes

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Why 8.5kg and 3.7kg cylinder capacity BBQ LPG Gas Bottle SIzes Refills?

There are many LPG gas bottles that are labelled as 9kg or 4kg cylinder capacity that are actually manufactured undersize, with less than the labelled cylinder capacity.

This is a result of the manufacturing and design variances amongst the many manufacturers.

To take into account these propane BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (gas cylinder sizes) variations, BBQ gas refills were standardised on 8.5kg and 3.7kg cylinder capacity LPG gas bottle sizes (LPG gas cylinder sizes).

This allows for the propane BBQ LPG gas bottle size (propane bottle sizes - propane gas cylinder sizes) variances between bottles and prevents any unsafe overfilling.

To make sure that consumers are fully informed, the BBQ LPG gas bottle sizes (gas cylinder sizes) and cylinder capacity are labelled accordingly.