LPG where to refuel
In its natural state, propane gas is gaseous, but when subjected to ambient temperatures and low pressure it liquefies, reducing its volume up to 250 times, which makes its handling, storage and transportation possible.
Propane gas, in its gaseous state, weighs twice as much as air; and in its liquid state, half as much as water. It is one of the energies with the highest calorific value and can reach a flame temperature of about 1,900ºC in air and 2,800ºC in oxygen.
For optimum combustion, propane must always remain in its gaseous state. As it liquefies at temperatures below 44º below zero, it is ideal for outdoor installations and in cold areas, where it never liquefies.
The main differences between the two energies lie in the liquefaction temperatures; their transition from the gaseous to the liquid state. While propane liquefies at 44º below zero, butane liquefies at 0º.
Thus, environmental conditions influence the storage of each product. Propane is ideal for cold areas or outdoor installations, and butane is ideal for indoor installations or warmer areas.
With LPG you forget about that, and refuel at the gas station as you do with the fuel. With the LPG installation we include a set of dispenser adapters so that you can refuel in all European countries, and also in Turkey and Morocco.
Another reason to make the change is that gas in LPG dispensers is a little cheaper than that purchased in interchangeable cylinders, making the initial investment pay off over time. Although the price of gas varies a lot and this can change in the long run.
On the other hand, it must be taken into account that it is a system that requires an initial investment of between 400-550e for the kit with all material (LPG bottle, filling system, fixing system, lire…) and that if we have basic notions we can install ourselves, although we will need an official certification yes or yes.
There are three main types of LPG cylinders: Steel, Aluminium and Composite. For our experience and for your safety, we only install Steel and Aluminium. Composite (or fiberglass) cylinders are intended for domestic use in a fixed point, such as a caravan that does not move or the barbecue at home, but not to be constantly transported. A collision or accident in traffic with our ACs could be fatal.
Butane gas installation regulations
22 May, 2018If you still use butane as a heating system in your home, surely you have ever wondered how many butane cylinders can be stored at home or how should be the maintenance of a cylinder. We solve your doubts on this subject, and also give you tips on how you should store a butane cylinder and what aspects you have to take into account to proceed to a replacement.
It does not matter if it is the one in use or the reserve cylinder, or if it is full or empty. The butane cylinder must always be in a vertical position with the valve upwards, as this gas is heavier than air.
To avoid a possible gas leak, the room in which you store the butane cylinder must have good ventilation so that the gas can escape. In addition, it is recommended that the ventilation be by means of grilles in the lower areas of the room.
The gas passes from the butane cylinder to the stoves and stoves through the supply hoses, which must be in perfect condition and you must pay close attention to the expiration date printed on the hoses.
2.1 LPG installations with containers of unit capacity not exceeding 15 kg – The total storage capacity, obtained as the sum of the unit capacities of all containers including both full and empty containers, shall not exceed 300 kg.
The installation of containers in dwellings or premises whose floor is lower than ground level (basements or semi-basements), in stairwells and corridors will not be allowed, unless expressly authorized by the competent body of the Autonomous Community.
When the containers are installed outdoors (terraces, balconies, patios, etc.) and the consumption appliances are indoors, the installation must be provided, inside the dwelling, with a general gas shut-off valve that is easily accessible.
Inside the dwelling, the reserve container, if it is not connected to the service container with a flexible pipe, must be placed in a room independent from the one where the service container is located and away from all sources of heat, and must be adequately ventilated.