18. October 2012 - 13:40

Liquefied petroleum gas

18. October 2012 - 13:40

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
is an energy-efficient
and environmentally friendly fuel.

When completely burned, in addition to heat it produces only carbon dioxide and steam, while from the viewpoint of environmental protection, emissions of other harmful substances are negligible.

LPG is obtained through processing crude oil, from natural sources of propane and through the distillation of natural gas. Under normal conditions (pressure, temperature), LPG is a non-toxic, colourless, odourless gas. It is heavier than air and highly flammable. It liquefies at a relatively low pressure, which allows it to be easily transported and stored. As an energy source, LPG is more efficient than heating oil, coal or wood, which means that a great deal of cost savings can be obtained in new construction or renovation of heating systems. The use of gas is even more economical, since switching to this energy source is financed by the state through favourable loans.

Liquefied petroleum gas is composed of the group of light hydrocarbons, the most well-known of which are propane and butane.