The uses of LP Gas
LP Gas applies to a wide variety of uses, such as domestic, leisure, catering, commercial, industrial, agricultural and automotive markets.LPG serves an amazingly wide variety of uses such as cooking fuel for a family in South Africa and a community kitchen in India, refrigeration for a shop owner in Brazil, autogas for taxis in Tokyo, welding for car manufacturers in Germany, heat for the family home in Canada, flame weeding for a rancher in Texas, heat to provide lift for the first solo non-stop round the world balloon expedition, hair spray for the Hollywood starlets and life saving fuel for Mt Everest climbers, emergency situations (earthquakes, flooding, post-war, humanitarian crises, etc). LPG even powers the Olympic torch. That’s why it is referred to as the world’s most multi-purpose energy. Highly versatile and environmentally friendly, applications of LP Gas include central heating, gas fires, cooking, water heating, patio heating and barbecuing, process heating, space heating (direct and indirect), industrial heating, grain drying, forklift trucks, autogas, metered developments and much more.
LPG can safely and efficiently provide both space and water heating in homes all across Europe, keeping the radiators warm and the showers hot.
LPG is also an excellent option in the kitchen, on the stove or for the BBQ. Burning cleanly and completely, it does not taint food or the surrounding environment. Furthermore, it allows for precise temperature control, taking the guesswork out of cooking. Additionally, LPG’s moist heat helps prevent food from drying out during the cooking process. LPG provides a multi-purpose and reliable energy supply, making it widely used in hotels and restaurants. LPG is the preferred choice for many chefs because it provides immediate heat on ignition, removing the need for a warming-up period. LPG also produces heat that responds instantly to changes in setting and distributes the heat more broadly across the base of cooking implements. Furthermore, LPG burns efficiently with no black smoke, leaving no marks on cooking instruments and providing for easier wash-up.
For developing rural communities LPG can provide a first modern alternative to traditional cooking fuels (e.g. firewood, charcoal, dung), contributing to a better quality of life and importantly, allowing women and children to spend less time collecting fuel, and enabling them to pursue education or value-added economic activities within the community.
It is commonly used to fuel cooking for campers and offers significant advantages in terms of reduction of harmful emissions. Highly portable and available in a wide range of storage options, LPG is the most flexible of all energy sources and responds perfectly to the needs of millions of leisure enthusiasts around Europe.
LPG is also an attractive option for marine applications, including the fueling of leisure-crafts. Its negligible impact on the water allows end-users to enjoy Europe’s lakes and rivers while helping to preserve the quality of the natural environment.
LPG is the most widely-used alternative automotive fuel in Europe, distributed through a network of 17,500 filling stations to fuel more than 6 million vehicles (mainly passenger cars and buses). LPG is also widely used as a clean fuel for indoor vehicles such as forklift trucks.
As a clean back-up energy, it also accelerates the development of intermittent renewables such as photovoltaic, solar-thermal, wind and small hydro. Due to the flexibility of its supply chain, LPG can be used in remote areas (mountains, islands, etc), contributing to regional development.