What is Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)?
What is LPG – Explain LPG – Summary:
LPG – Liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas (LP gas) – is primarily the flammable hydrocarbon gases propane and butane used as fuel for gas heaters, cookers and LPG vehicles. LPG is also referred to as “bottled gas”.
To explain LPG, there are a number of fuel gases that fall under the LPG products label, including propane, butane (n-butane) and isobutane (i-butane), as well as mixtures of these gases and are also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL. In Summary:
1. LPG (or LP Gas) is the acronym for Liquefied Petroleum Gas or Liquid Petroleum Gas.
2. LPG products are made up of a group of flammable hydrocarbon gases that are liquefied through pressurisation and commonly used as fuel.
3. LPG comes from natural gas processing and petroleum refining.
4. LPG gases can all be compressed into liquid at relatively low pressures.
5. LPG is frequently used for fuel as LPG heating gases, cooking, hot water and vehicles, as well as for refrigerants, aerosol propellants and petrochemical feedstock.
6. LPG is generally stored, as a liquid, in steel vessels ranging from small BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and LPG storage tanks.
7. LPG is mixture of flammable hydrocarbon gases that include propane, butane, isobutane and mixtures of the three LPG gases.