Ing. Eva Šohajová
Refinery Products Manager
tel. +420 476 166 453
mobil: +420 736 505 020
fax. +420 476 162 903
Butane is a mixture of liquefied hydrocarbons, mostly with four carbons in the molecule, with predominant butane content. Liquid butane is a colourless liquid, easy to evaporate, and of specific odour.
Basic Quality Parameters
|C2- hydrocarbons and inerts - %, max.||5|
|C3- hydrocarbons - %, max.||10|
|C4- hydrocarbons - %, min.||90|
|C5- hydrocarbons - %, max.||5|
|Hydrogen sulfide - mg.kg-1, max.||0,2|
|Sulphur content - mg.kg-1, max.||200|
|Evaporation residue - mg.kg-1, max.||100|
Butane is used for heating households, especially with portable gas appliances.
Packaging, Storage, Transportation
Butane is supplied under pressure in rail tankers and road tankers. Butane storage, transportation and handling must comply with respective legal regulations.
Basic Safety Data
Butane is highly volatile, flammable liquid, which is stored under pressure in pressure containers. When released into the environment with atmospheric pressure, vaporization by boiling at temperatures down to – 40 °C – occurs - causing a high risk of burns.