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Propane forms a part of flammable hydrocarbon gases that are liquefied through pressurisation to be used as fuel. It is a fossil fuel that does not occur in isolation. Propane is produced during natural gas processing and oil refining and is isolated and liquefied through pressurisation and stored in pressure vessels which are known as gas bottles.
This gas is used as a fuel in heating, cooking, hot water and vehicles. It is also used as a refrigerant, aerosol propellant and petrochemical feedstock. Propane for regular use is supplied in pressurized form in gas bottles as a liquid. It turns into gas vapour when some of the pressure in the gas bottle is released by turning on the appliance it is connected to. Almost all of the uses for propane involve its use in the form of gas vapour and not the liquefied gas.
The propane bottles come in various different sizes from 3.9 kg to 47 kg capacity cylinders. Apart from the domestic and commercial use, these gas bottles are also used for outdoor catering and caravanning purposes. Since the smaller versions of the gas bottles are easily portable, these prove to be very convenient.
Here is a general list of uses of the different sized gas bottles:
3.9kg: Industrial use for small burners and blow torches. DIY tools
6 kg: For use in caravan or motor homes
11kg: Ideal for outdoor cooking and patio heating. All Patio Heaters come ready to run on Patio Gas
13 kg: Touring and static caravans
18 kg: Ideal for forklifts
19 kg: Used for roofing, industrial/commercial heating and domestic cooking and outdoor caterering for use with LPG generators
47 kg: Ideal for home heating and cooking, industrial heaters, generators, static caravans and agricultural heating.
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