What is LPG

 

 

What is LPG?

 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas, commonly known as LPG, is a combination of hydrocarbons, with main components propane and butane. It is produced mainly during extraction of natural gas and oil at a proportion of 66%, as well as during oil refining at a proportion of 34%.
The LPG under atmospheric conditions is in gaseous form and can be easily liquefied at ambient conditions by a slight increase in its pressure. LPG, by use of appropriate substances, is given a characteristic odour to make it detectable in cases of leakage.

Environment

LPG is an environmentally friendly fuel, use of which, over other fossil fuels, contributes to reducing the global carbon footprint and therefore limit the impacts of climate change.
During combustion it releases almost no black carbon, which causes major problems in human health and is the second biggest factor in creating the greenhouse effect. It is a low carbon gas fuel, alternative of solid and liquid fossil fuels since its combustion releases less CO2 than Coal and Oil.

LPG Uses

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the fuel that can cover virtually all energy needs, namely:

Automotive Applications

Heating and cooling of interior and exterior spaces
Domestic Hot Water (DHW) production
Cooking
Steam and electricity generation and cogeneration
Special rural, commercial and industrial uses
Illumination
Metal Cutting
Welding

Among the energy solutions offered on a commercial scale (electricity, liquid fuels, solid fuels, natural gas, R.E.S. (renewable energy sources), LPG), LPG is the only fuel that can be used in every place of Greece for any residential, commercial and industrial use.

Advantages of use

The basic characteristics of LPG are:

Price
Safety
Availability
Ease of Use
Quality
After sales support of product
Legality and Standardization
Product and devices specifications
Environmental Protection