Liquid Petroleum Gases (LPG) are a mixture of liquefied hydrocarbons, mostly with three to five carbons in the molecule. Liquid Petroleum Gases (LPG) are a colourless liquid, easy to evaporate, and of specific odour.
Basic Quality Parameters
CSN EN 589
|Octane number MON, min.
|Dienes content - % mol., max.
|Sulphur content - mg.kg-1, max.
|Copper strip test
|Evaporation residue - mg.kg-1, max.
|Vapour pressure abs. at 40°C - kPa, max.
|Vapour pressure min. 250 kPa at temperature - °C, min.
|* valid in winter season
Liquid petroleum gases (LPG) are mainly applied as alternative fuels for spark-ignition engines.
Packaging, Storage, Transportation
Liquid petroleum gases (LPG) are supplied under pressure in rail tankers and road tankers. LPG storage, transportation and handling must comply with legal regulations.
Basic Safety Data
LPG 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.