Full Form of LPG is Liquefied Petroleum Gas. Liquefied Petroleum Gas or LPG (also called GPL, LP Gas, autogas, or liquid propane gas) consists mainly of propane, propylene, butane, and butylene in various mixtures.
It is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases used as a fuel in heating appliances and vehicles.It is produced as a by-product of natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is extracted from crude oil and natural gas, and thus a non-renewable source of energy. LPG is highly inflammable, so special care must be taken while using it. It must be kept away from the source of ignition and should be kept in a ventilated area. Liquefied Petroleum gas is heavier than air, so any kind of leakage will result in gas dispersion near the floor.
Uses of LPG :
Cooking – It is best for cooking as it doesn’t produce smoke as compared to traditional ways of cooking. Normally, LPG is stored in liquid form under pressure in a cylinder or tank.
Motor Fuel – LPG is more environment friendly gas. It reduces the transportation cost by consuming less fuel as compared to other sources like petrol diesel and petrol.
Refrigeration – LPG is also used in providing off-the-grid refrigeration.
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