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.
|C3- hydrocarbons - %, max.
|C4- hydrocarbons - %, min.
|C5- hydrocarbons - %, max.
|Hydrogen sulfide - mg.kg-1, max.
|Sulphur content - mg.kg-1, max.
|Evaporation residue - mg.kg-1, max.
The FCC industrial butane mixture is mainly used for heating purposes in industry or as a raw material for further processing.
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.
The product is classified as hazardous pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 CLP.