General Know How about LPG

What is LP Gas?
Liquefied petroleum gas (LP Gas) is the generic name for petroleum gas which is made up of  60% propane and 40 % butane. It has high calorific values and negligible sulphur and metal pollutants making it a much more efficient fuel than oil and electricity (coal) LPG is the ideal and convenient way of heating, cooking and other processes, regardless of where your home is situated. 
How does LPG compare with other fuelsIt produces no harmful or dangerous waste when used.When burned, produces less CO2 than coal and oilIt poses no ground and water pollution hazardsLPG delivers significant fuel cost savings, and is approximately 50% cheaper than petrol and diesel in vehicles.LPG is a by-product of petroleum so there is no wastage
 BenefitsAn efficient, instant flame that makes cooking easy, enjoyable and clean.A visible bright blue flame that is very easily controlled, so you can adjust the right level of heat required.Ideal for indoor useIt burns cleanly and doesn’t produce any smoke or smell.When cooking it doesn’t leave any residue or taint your food.Gas helps prolong the lifespan of your gas cooker.A Wide range of common cylinder sizes available 9kg , 19kg and 48 kgInstant heat all year roundIdeal for outdoor storagePortable
 Used forPortable gas heatersHot water gas geysersGas CookersBraai’s and gas catering grillersCaravansPortable gas appliances
LP Gas Portable heaters
As winter bites you need heat, portable gas heaters are ideal – and what’s more, they are relatively inexpensive.A standard 9kg gas cylinder gives up to 100 hours of warmth (based on 1kW setting) – here are some of the other key benefits of using portable heaters:Instant warmth – at the touch of a buttonHigh heat output – to take the chill off quicklyTrue mobility – no plug socket requiredEasy to maneuver – supplied on castorsNo unexpected bills from Eskom.
 How do you handle a LPG-filled cylinder? Before connecting your cylinderMake sure to never store your LP Gas bottle near a direct source of heat (such as a stove, heater, fire, direct sunlight or boot for a long period of time).  LP Gas expands when hot and this can sometimes damage the valve, the hose or the cylinder.Always try to transport an LP Gas bottle in an upright position and not on its side.  If it is in the boot of your car, try to secure it to prevent it from falling over, rolling around and possibly getting damaged.When using your cylinder, always make sure to place it on a level surface so that it cannot easily fall over.How to connect your full cylinderTear off the safety seal or remove the plastic safety cap placed on the valve of the cylinder.When mounting the regulator on the filled cylinder:Ensure that the switch on the regulator is in the ‘OFF’ positionTake the regulator and lift up the black plastic locking ringPlace the regulator vertically on the cylinder valve and press it down with a gentle turning motion.The pressure regulator is now locked in place.Open the valve on the LPG cylinder by turning the switch anti-clockwise.  This allows the gas to pass through the regulator to the stove.To light the stove, hold a lit match near the top of the burner and proceed only then to open the tap of the stove.After use, shut off the taps of the appliances.After using the appliance, turn the switch on the regulator clockwise to the ‘OFF’ position.How to disconnect your empty cylinderPut out any naked flames such as lit cigarettes, candle lights, open-fire chimneys in the kitchen or in other nearby rooms.Do not operate any torch or electric switches.  In fact, electrical switches and cell torches generate sparks when switched ‘ON’ or ‘OFF’.Close all the taps on the appliance and burner.Turn the switch from the ‘ON’ position to the ‘OFF’ position by turning the switch clockwise.  By doing this, the cylinder valve is closed.Hold the regulator, lift up the black plastic locking ring and pull up the regulator by gently turning it so as to detach it from the cylinder valve.Should you have any queries regarding the handling of your cylinder, please contact our nearest sales office immediately to get our expert advice.