The remainder comes as a by-product from oil refining. LPG is transported under light pressure in liquid form, and is stored either in steel, lightweight cylinders, or in bulk tanks.
Already, millions of people use LPG worldwide for a very wide range of applications. In homes, restaurants, hotels, and hospitals LPG is used for cooking, heating and hot water. In business and industry, it is used for heating, steam production and also fork lift truck operation. Other uses include transportation as a road fuel, in farming for crop drying and poultry rearing, for power generation, and for recreational purposes such as for barbeques, camper vans and boats. LPG is further used as a propellant for aerosols.
LPG can be easily transported, stored and used virtually anywhere and has lower greenhouse gas emissions than petrol, diesel, and electricity, on an energy-equivalent basis. Essentially, LPG plays a pivotal role in the transition towards a more secure, sustainable and competitive energy model.
At DCC Energy LPG, we work pro-actively with anyone using energy to support their move to LPG. We advise on the merit of LPG compared to other fuels, on how to make the switch to LPG and the equipment required. We also advise on how we can supply LPG, whether by bulk tank or cylinder. Once connected, we then ensure that the LPG is supplied in the most efficient manner to suit our customer’s requirement.
For a comprehensive and authoritative database of all the applications of LPG, please go to www.lpg-apps.org.