LPG (liquefied petroleum gas or liquid petroleum gas) is colourless odourless liquid which readily evaporates into a gas and constituents of which are propane and butane, are flammable hydrocarbon fuel gases used for LPG heating, cooking and vehicles. LPG 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”. LPG, is generally stored and distributed as a liquid and it is widely used for process and space heating, cooking and automotive propulsion.
It is classified as highly flammable and if it contains more than 0.1%Butadiene, it is also classified as a carcinogen and mutagen. LPG is non-corrosive but can dissolve lubricants, certain plastics or synthetic rubbers.
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.
Some facts about LPG: 1- LPG 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 fromsmall BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders andLPG storage tanks. 7-LPG is mixture of flammable hydrocarbon gases that include propane, butane, isobutane and mixtures of the three LPG gases.