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Liquefied petroleum gas (also known as LPG, GPL, LP Gas or autogas) is a flammable mixture of hydrocarbon gases – basically energy in a bottle.
LPG consists of propane (C3H8) and/or butane (C4H10), with small concentrations of propylene and butylenes usually also present. Ethanethiol is added as a powerful odorant, so that leaks can be detected easily.
LPG is a low-carbon emitting, low-polluting fossil fuel increasingly being used as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons in an effort to reduce damage to the ozone layer. It is recognised around the world for its contribution towards improved indoor and outdoor air quality and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
LPG is thus widely used – both commercially and domestically – for, amongst others, cooking, heating, refrigeration and lighting. Due to the fact that this gas is so versatile, clean, powerful and safe, as well as being easy to transport and store, it is considered to be the most multi-purpose fuel.
LPG will evaporate at normal temperatures and pressures. If installed correctly, LPG as a fuel for Beauty Fires fireplaces is completely safe and convenient to use.
View some basic guidelines for gas installation on the next page.