LPG supports a wide range of industrial processes and services, notably where a high degree of precision and flexibility in process temperatures, as well as a strong flame, are required.
It is a versatile fuel that is ideally and widely used in many industrial applications and production processes. These include space, process and water heating, metal processing, drying, food production, petrochemical production as well as powering industrial ovens, kilns and furnaces amongst others.
LPG provides an important benefit for industrial processes as it has a higher calorific value and hence burns ‘hotter’ than natural gas (making it preferable to mains gas). It is also valued in Industry for its highly controllable temperatures, homogeneous content, cleanliness (negligible NOx, SOx and particulate matter emissions) and easy availability.
Another prime example of LPG’s industrial benefits is visible in the manufacture of glass / ceramic products which is a complicated process due to the numerous chemical reactions which occur during the production process. The use of a clean fuel like LPG enhances the product quality and reduces the technical problems related to the manufacturing activity.
Civil engineering is a further domain in which LPG is widely used. Specific applications include heating bitumen, repairing and laying roads, illuminating road signs and floodlighting.
Further still, manufacturers of aerosol products require pure field-grade LPG as a propellant for household products. LPG is truly an efficient, effective and environmentally friendly energy source for industry.