LPG is Liquefied Petroleum
Gas. This is a general description of Propane (chemical formula
C3H8) and Butane (chemical formula C4H10), either stored separately
or together as a mix.
called Liquefied Petroleum Gas because these gases can be liquefied
at normal temperature by application of a moderate pressure increase,
or at normal pressure by application of cooling using refrigeration.
is a good substitute for petrol in spark ignition engines. Its clean
burning properties, in a properly tuned engine, give reduced exhaust
emissions, and extended lubricant and spark plug life.
The clean burning properties
and portability of LPG provide a substitute for indigenous fuels
such as wood, coal, and other organic matter. This provides a solution
to de-forestation and the reduction of particulate matter in the
atmosphere (haze), caused by burning the indigenous fuels. top
LPG is: Colourless. Odourless.
(It's normal to odorise LPG by adding an odorant prior to supply
to the user, to aid the detection of any leaks). Flammable. Heavier
than air. Approximately half the weight of water. Non toxic but
can cause asphyxiation. LPG expands upon release and 1 litre of
liquid will form approximately 250 litres of vapour.