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More About Propane

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What Is Propane?

Propane (C3H8) is a colorless, odorless gas that’s also referred to as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). While propane is technically “odorless”, you will still smell it. The smell normally associated with this gas is purposefully added by gas suppliers to alert users of potential leaks. It is a byproduct of processed natural gas. It is becoming increasingly abundant, especially in America. In fact, America is the leading producer for propane.

Usage & Storage

Most of the time, people relate this gas to fuel. Propane considered a clean fuel compared to other fuels such as gasoline and diesel. It’s also be used for heating purposes. Propane heaters can actually heat up a pool or spa faster and more efficiently than an electrical heater. Cooking with propane as the source of heat gives you more control over the temperature of a cooktop. They also cool quickly when turned off. From furnaces to fireplaces and from generators to electricity, propane tends to be a much cleaner and more efficient alternative, even for electrical and home appliances.

Like most utilized gases, propane is stored in a pressurized tank. It’s very important to keep propane tanks in an upright position. Keep the propane in its liquid state and the tank outside. Don’t expose it to high temperatures and never put it anywhere inside your home or garage. Make sure it isn’t near any elements that can cause the tank to corrode or rust. If you currently own a propane tank that has prevalent rust, you’re going to need to replace it.

What Different Size Propane Tanks Are There?

different propane tanks sizes