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LPG FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

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What is LPG ?

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There is a lot more to LPG than you might think.

Please see What is LPG?

LPG and natural gas are similar but not interchangeable.

The biggest difference between natural gas and LPG is that they are different chemicals. Natural gas is Methane (CH4) and LPG is Propane (C3H8).

Please see Comparison: LPG & Natural Gas.

What is LPG used for?

The uses for LPG are in the hundreds, if not thousands.

Please see Uses of LPG

LPG Application – Liquefied Petroleum Gas Applications

There are well over 1000 LPG applications worldwide. Millions of people use LPG – liquefied petroleum gas – relying on it for thousands of LPG applications including cooking, heating, hot water, BBQ fuel, power generation, transportation, agriculture, business and industry.

What is LPG Used For – LPG Applications

LPG – Propane Uses – LPG Application

What is LPG – Propane Used For?

LPG Application

 General Area of Use

 Specific Applications

 In Homes

 Cooking, Hot Water, Heating, BBQ

 Electricity Generation

 Generators, Gas Turbines, Co-gen & Tri-Gen


 Boats, Recreational Vehicles


 Caravan Parks, Camp Grounds, Camping

 Hospitality Industry

 Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Pubs


 Autogas, Taxis, Buses, Commercial Vehicles

 Business & Industry

 Boilers, Forklifts, Ovens, Furnaces


 Crop Drying, Greenhouses, Flame Weeding


 Dairies, Poultry Sheds, Piggeries


 Hot Air Balloons, Ice Rink Resurfacing

 And More

 Many, Many More…

Properties of LPG including specific gravity, boiling point, vapour expansion, energy content, combustion facts, flame temperature, flash point & more…

Please see properties of LPG

Safety question

Is LPG dangerous?

If used and handled in accordance with prescribed procedures LPG is safe.

As with electricity, natural gas, petroleum and other household chemicals, care should always be taken when using LPG.

Speed Gas has established an unrivalled reputation for safety, from regular compliance checks of your cylinders to the comprehensive safety and maintenance schedule of our tankers.

What should I do if I smell gas

  • Extinguish all naked flames or ignition sources

  • Turn off all gas appliances

  • Do not turn on or off any electrical equipment

  • Turn off the gas supply at the emergency control valve on the pipe, tank, cylinder or meter

  • If the leak is indoors, open doors and windows to increase ventilation

  • If the leak is from a butane cylinder inside then move the cylinder outside to a well-ventilated location, if it is safe to do so

7)  what should I do in the invent of fire

  • Call the Emergency Services and inform them of the presence of any gas tanks or cylinders

  • The gas supply should be turned off if practicable and safe to do so

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