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

 9kg BBQ Gas Bottle Dimensions & 4kg Propane BBQ Gas Bottle Sizes

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4kg & 9kg BBQ Gas Bottle-Cylinder Dimensions & Sizes

BBQ Propane Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizes from SWAP'n'GOClick for Home LPG Gas Cylinder-Bottle Sizes & Dimensions - (45kg and larger)

BBQ (propane) gas bottle-cylinder weights, sizes, dimensions, images & capacities for BBQ gas bottle refills.

LPG gas bottles for BBQ and camping come in two standard small propane BBQ gas cylinder-bottle sizes in Australia: 9kg & 4kg.

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

 

BBQ Gas Bottle (Propane Tank)

BBQ gas bottles, typically made of steel or composite material, are for storing the common LPG gases, propane or butane. BBQ gas bottles come in many sizes. The most common BBQ gas bottle size is 9kg (20 gallon propane tank). There are also smaller sizes, like 4kg and 2kg, as well as larger sizes like 13kg BBQ gas bottles.

BBQ 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 gas bottles.

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

BBQ Gas Bottle Size & Dimensions Chart - 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions, Height, Weights & Capacities - BBQ Gas Refill

9kg gas bottle dimensions include size, height, diameter and weight. The same applies to small propane 4kg cylinder sizes & dimensions.

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

BBQ Small Propane Cylinder Sizes - 4kg & 9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions Chart

4kg & 9kg BBQ Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizes & Dimensions Chart

BBQ Gas Bottle-Cylinder Dimensions

4kg Gas Bottle Dimensions

9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions

Diameter 240–265 mm 309–335 mm
Height 345–450 mm 450–525 mm
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

4kg & 9kg small propane cylinder sizes, dimensions and weights shown are approximate.
Capacity and energy based on 3.7kg and 8.5kg BBQ gas bottle refill amounts.
Actual 4kg & 9kg gas bottle dimensions may vary.

BBQ Gas Bottle Refill Valve Types

There are also two common valve types for BBQ gas bottle refills:

  1. The standard BBQ valve in Australia is a POL valve.
  2. There is also a Camper valve fitted to 4kg camper cylinders. Camper valves are for appliances designed for Camper valve use.

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

What is Propane Exchange

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

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

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9kg Gas Bottle Dimensions, Capacity & Weight

A 9kg LPG gas cylinder, with POL valve, is the standard propane gas bottle size for BBQ

This is the most popular size in our SWAP'n'GO® program

Nominal Capacity: 9kg

Actual Fill Capacity: 8.5kg

Diameter: 309-335mm

Height: 450-525mm

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 Gas Bottle-Cylinder Dimensions, Capacity & Weight

A 4kg gas cylinder, with POL valve is the other standard propane gas cylinder size for BBQ

Commonly used for portability

This size is also available from our SWAP'n'GO® program

Nominal Capacity: 4kg

Actual Fill Capacity: 3.7kg

Diameter: 240-265m

Height: 345-450mm

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 Gas Bottle-Cylinder Dimensions, Capacity & Weight

A 4kg cylinder, with Camper valve, is used when a Camper Valve is required

This propane cylinder size is also available from our SWAP'n'GO® program

Nominal Capacity: 4kg

Actual Fill Capacity: 3.7kg

Diameter: 190-250mm

Height: 345-450mm

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 Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizes & Dimensions

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

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

Remember that propane and LPG are the same gas.

Calor BBQ Gas Bottle-Cylinder Sizes 

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

Please refer to Calor BBQ gas bottle-cylinder sizes

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Why 8.5kg and 3.7kg BBQ Gas Bottle Refills?

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

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

To take into account these propane cylinder size variations, BBQ gas refills were standardised on 8.5kg and 3.7kg.

This allows for the propane cylinder size variances between bottles and prevents any unsafe overfilling.

To make sure that consumers are fully informed, the bottles are labelled accordingly.