Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a flammable gas made of petrol. LPG can be used as fuel gas for most cooking equipment, heating appliances, and also vehicles. An industrial LPG cylinder differs from a domestic LPG cylinder in terms of its quantity and the rate of usage. When the rate of use is high, all industrial users will be given larger vessels. This is done so that they do not run out of gas fast.
Commercial LPG cylinders are strong and can serve the best to all players in the commercial market. LPG can also be used for various commercial purposes, from industries to your large chains of restaurants. The commercial uses of LPG are:
- Refrigerant: Propane and Butane (components of LPG) are energy efficient and so, LPG makes a great and strong hydrocarbon.
- Fuel: Commercial LPG is used as fuel for vehicles as it burns much better than petrol and diesel. It can be used as an ignition fuel as it is energy efficient and leaves less damage to the environment.
- Agriculture: Commercial LPG can be used in the field for agriculture for many drying processes.
- Industry: In industries, LPG can be used for solution heating processes. The paper and food processing industries use commercial LPG heavily.
- Heating: Commercial LPG is used for centralised heating solutions in industrial spaces.
- Other: LPG is also used to produce electrical energy by running turbines. Commercial LPG can be used as a chemical feedstock.
FAQs on Commercial Uses of LPG
What are the sizes of commercial LPG cylinders?
Commercial LPG cylinders generally come in 17Kg and 33Kg cylinders. For hotels and cafes, 17Kg is preferred.
What is the self-life of a cylinder?
The shelf-life of a cylinder is mentioned on the stay plates and is represented as, for example, D-22. This means that the cylinder can be tested in the 4th calendar quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2022.
Can I use commercial LPG for agriculture?
Yes, commercial LPG can be used in the field for agriculture for many drying processes.
Can I use LPG as feedstock?
Yes, commercial LPG can be used as a chemical feedstock.