Economical energy source
When used properly, propane is a practical, clean burning, economical and a safe energy source. Propane heats your home very quickly without any loss of energy. Temperature can be set with high precision. Propane appliances efficiency is highly impressive. This, it is very important to know about propane gas properties and make sure all installations are adequate.
Propane naturally occurs as a gas at atmospheric pressure and ambient temperature but can be liquefied if subjected to moderately increased pressure. Because of its properties, propane is easily stored and transported. Propane is stored in containers manufactured to rigorous safety standards in accordance with the approved pressure vessel code. Containers are further subject to regular inspections and testing. To ensure they are running safely and efficiently, containers are equipped with safety components such as: safety relief valve, check valves or excess flow valves on inlet holes for both liquid or vapour stages, safety level gauges, etc. When liquid propane changes from a liquid to a gas, it will increase in volume approximately 270 times. At last, propane will vaporize at a temperature as low as -44 degrees Fahrenheit.
Propane has a narrow range of flammability, meaning more excess air must be provided to burn properly. Propane is a non-toxic gas but incomplete combustion may result in carbon monoxide generation. Propane is colorless and odourless so a chemical malodorant with distinctive smell is added to provide a method of detection in the event of a leak. Better known as LPG, propane is produced from both natural gas processing and crude oil refining which confers abundance of supply. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be lethal. Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colorless and toxic gas. Carbon monoxide is produced as a result of incomplete burning of carbon-containing fuels including gasoline, oil, natural gas, kerosene, naphtha, propane or wood. It becomes hazardous when propane appliances are not functioning adequately, Salesd improperly and/or in a confined space.