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Archive for April, 2009

Propane vs buthane

If you need a gas fuel for your home appliances (like gas stove or absorption refrigerator) or home heating but are far away from gas distribution network, you should consider using one of popular liquid gases — propane or LPG. The latter — Liquefied Petroleum Gas — is a mixture of both propane and buthane. (more…)

Liquefied petroleum gas – LPG (wikipedia)

Liquefied petroleum gas (or short LPG) is a mixture of propane and buthane and is commonly used for home heating and as an gasoline (petrol) alternative for internal combustion engines. It is made from crude oil or from natural gas, so by all means it is non-renewable fuel. It cannot be obtained easily at home and is very easy to use — the gas in pressure of 6 atmospheres is liquid in room temperature. So it doesn’t need large containers prepared for very high pressures to store it.

The following article gives a good intro about this fuel. (more…)

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