Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a derived product either extracted from natural gas (about two thirds of LPG global consumption) or produced in refineries during the conversion process. This gas is compressed and liquefied in order to facilitate transportation and storage.
Mostly composed of butane and propane it has many uses including heating in residential and commercial properties. Stored in tanks or bottles, it can indeed be used as an alternative in remote areas where no gas main network connection is possible. The additional interest of LPG is its high heating value which makes it a valuable energy.
However, this hydrocarbon is by definition highly flammable and explosive (due to its massive compression, 1 liter of liquid LPG equals 270 liters of gaseous LPG), Teledyne Gas and Flame Detection can provide solutions and expert guidance on your needs.
We can distinguish three main areas with LPG hazards:
- Filling stations (where gas is LPG is stored in bottles)
- Storage areas (where gas is stored to be distributed)
- Industrial sector (where LPG is stored and used as energy)
- Autogas filling stations (where LPG is sold as car fuel)