At Home

Several billion people around the world use LPG at home for a wide range of applications. Cooking and heating are well known but LPG is also used to generate power, clean and dry clothes, mow the lawn and wash your car. LPG provides all the benefits of mains gas, without the connection to the grid. LPG provides warm, cosy heating, hot water as well as the added benefit of instant, completely controllable gas cooking.

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For developing rural communities, LPG can provide a modern alternative to traditional cooking fuels (such as firewood, charcoal or dung), contributing to improved indoor air quality allowing people to spend less time collecting firewood and curbing deforestation.

LPG systems provide the perfect balance of performance and versatility — central or zonal, furnace or boiler — cost-effectively providing the ability to power the home even when living off the grid.

They can be tailored to individual home requirements either for the kitchen and elsewhere and have the added advantage of insuring homes against the vulnerability of cuts in power supply.

50%

LPG emits about 20% less CO2 than heating oil and 50% less than coal

28.5%

In 2011, 28.5% of Indian households used LPG as cooking fuel.

44%

The backbone of the industry remains the residential and commercial demand. Its share of overall LPGs consumption
remains stable at around 44%

25 USD

A basic kit composed of a stove, regulator and hose, which enables Colombian families to switch from biomass to LPG,
costs only 25 USD

50%

More than 50% of China’s urban population are using LPG for daily cooking.

1.3 million

Spain uses more than 1.3 million tonnes of LP Gas as a energy source for heating and cooking.

Across all continents,
people use LPG for:

Clean and efficient heating; from central heating heat pumps, Micro CHP units to portable heaters

Cooking, grilling, roasting and barbecuing with clean, controllable heat

Taking care of the garden and patio using LPG powered lawn mowers, pressure cleaners and flame weeding

As a fuel for a backup generator or as a the main fuel for power generation

Heating water, possibly combined with a solar thermal unit

LPG in Action

Never run out

Bulk LPG tanks can be equipped with a telemetry, or remote monitoring systems. They monitor the levels of gas in your bulk tank, alert the LPG provider automatically when a top up is required and schedules a fuel delivery. This means you should never run out, or even have to worry about remembering to re-order your gas.

Metered Estates

A metered LPG supply offers all the advantages of natural gas to homes that have no access to mains gas. Each property on the estate is supplied via a communal tank and is fitted with a meter to monitor individual gas consumption.

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Water Heating

LPG hot water systems are energy efficient, clean, compact, quiet and affordable. These attributes make LPG heaters a perfect partner for solar water heating solutions.

Apart from the traditional tank-style water heaters, there are tankless continuous flow systems that provide hot water on demand, at a constant flow to induce energy savings. No stored water means significantly reduced risks of bacteria. Tankless water heaters can even be mounted on the outside wall of the home.

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Back up Generators

LPG is the ideal power for portable generators. LPG powered generators will deliver lower running costs, lower emissions quieter running, minimal risk of fuel spillage or pilferage and lower maintenance costs. Moreover, LPG can be stored for a very long time, unlike ,most liquid fuels; which means the generator will be available when you really need it.

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Cooking & Health

3 Billion people still reply ion solid fuels such as firewood or dung for their cooking needs Burning solid fuels releases soot into the air, causing respiratory infections, pulmonary disease, lung cancer, malnutrition, low birth weight and other conditions. Three billion people — largely the world’s most vulnerable and poor — breathe in this deadly air. Each year, 4.3 million people die from cooking-related indoor air pollution-caused illness — more than deaths from malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis combined.

The environmental impacts of cooking with solid fuels are also negative. Solid fuel collection and burning cause deforestation, pollution and soil erosion.

LPG has a high-energy content on a per tonne basis (in a liquid state) compared to traditional fuels and most other oil products and burns readily in the presence of air giving off a hot flame. These characteristics have made LPG a popular fuel for household and commercial heating and cooking, for industrial processes and as an alternative automotive fuel. It is also used as a feedstock in the petrochemical industry.

There are negligible emissions of toxic gases that can cause serious health problems if breathed in close to the point of combustion, which makes LPG highly suitable as a household cooking fuel.
LPG has a number of practical and environmental advantages over other fuels. The physical properties of LPG enable significant amounts of energy to be transported easily as a liquid under moderate pressure in specially designed bottles.

This portability makes it particularly suitable for applications in remote locations that cannot economically be supplied with natural gas or electricity via a pipeline network or a grid. Its high calorific value in liquid form reduces transportation costs and makes it easier to handle than traditional fuels and coal.

For example, a 13-kilogramme cylinder provides around 180 kWh of energy; 25 kg of coal and 91 kg of wood would be needed for the same amount of energy. In use, LPG shares similar advantages as natural gas. Because it is a clean-burning fuel, it can be used in direct contact with food and fragile articles such as ceramics. The environmental benefits of switching to LPG from traditional fuels and most other fossil fuels can be considerable.

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One fuel, different storage options.

LPG for domestic use is storied in cylinders, tanks and underground tanks

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Underground tank

If you would prefer to have the tank hidden from view an underground tank is ideal. The only thing that is visible in your garden is a handy green cover that provides access to the delivery driver for when it’s time to refill your tank.

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Above ground tank

An above ground gas tank is ideal for many locations and can store energy for heating, cooking and many other applications. In many countries, the tank is provided by the LPG supplier.

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Cylinders

Cylinders are a convenient, safe and flexible way to transport and store energy. LPG cylinder come in many sizes and can be transported to even the most remote locations.

Gas or Coal for your barbecue?


Here’s why LPG wins every time…

Easy to get going

With a LPG grill, you simply turn a knob and get grilling.

Cleaning a gas grill is simple.

Just turn the burners on high for a few minutes, and then scrape down the cooking grate to remove remnants.

Eco-Friendly

According to a study, charcoal grills emit over 1000kg of carbon dioxide in a lifetime — three times the carbon footprint of a gas grill.

Temperature Control

With a LPG grill, you get better heat consistency, and temperature control.

Versatility

A LPG grill can be used year round,. Some are even portable and come in handy, compact sizes.

Air Quality

No more neighbours complaining about the smoke or couching mother in laws.

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