Liquefied Petroleum Gas – LPG
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is the generic name for mixtures of hydrocarbons consisting mainly of propane and butane, stored in the liquid state.
LPG is colorless, odorless and heavier than air. A stenching agent is added to give it a distinctive and unpleasant smell, sometimes described as rotten cabbage, so that even a very small leak can be easily detected.
LPG burns readily in air and is an excellent fuel for heating, cooking and for automotive use. In most places in the world LPG is propane gas. In other places butane is sometimes used. In some countries LPG is a mixture of both propane and butane in varying volumetric ratios (60/40; 70/30). Therefore, it is important that imported LPG appliances are suitable for the country’s LPG specification.