Propane is one of the lightest and simplest hydrocarbons, and one of the cleanest burning fuels available.
It doesn’t harm soil or the water table, and it is not a significant contributor to acid rain or ozone depletion.
In short, choosing propane as supplied by KHNL over other fuels can help combat climate change, while at the same time providing your business with a safe and efficient source of energy.
- Food services
- Oil and gas
- Heating and other industrial applications
- Propane has a much higher vapour pressure than LPG. At lower ambient temperatures, users benefit from achieving natural vaporisation from the storage tank without resorting to artificial means such as electrical vaporisers.
- This leads to savings in electrical and recurring maintenance expenses.
- Propane usage ensures that load fluctuations in the production process do not lead to sudden pressure drop in the storage vessel.
- Enhanced equipment performance, as Propane vapour does not condense readily, even across long lengths of pipeline.
- Combustion efficiency is improved because the fuel quality is consistent.
- Propane is a preferred fuel for most modern hotels and sensitive industries such as glass and aluminium production.
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a colourless odourless liquid which readily evaporates into a gas. Normally an odourant has been added to it to help detect leaks. LPG is generally stored and distributed as a liquid and it is widely used for process and space heating, cooking and automotive propulsion. It is classified as highly flammable and if it contains more than 0.1%Butadiene, it is also classified as a carcinogen and mutagen. LPG is non-corrosive but can dissolve lubricants, certain plastics or synthetic rubbers.
LP Gas supply in bulk has inherent advantages to industrial users giving them the flexibility and control for using it for multiple applications. As a clean, efficient and conveniently available fuel, LPG also known as domestic cooking gas has seen magnificent growth and is expanding in Nigeria (with tremendous government focus).
LP Gas Applications
LP Gas is used as a fuel for domestic (cooking), industrial (cutting, melting), horticultural, agricultural, heating and drying processes. LP Gas can be used as an automotive fuel or as a propellant for aerosols, in addition to other specialist applications.
LP Gas Benefits:
- Instant cooking flame
- Easy and instantaneous to light
- Easy to control. The blue flame is visible, and its size is easily controlled over a wide range so that the required rate of heating can be obtained
- Non-poisonous and safe to use
- Burns cleanly and does not produce any soot, smoke or smell during combustion, therefore leaving your kitchen clean
- Pure, and very consistent in quality
Lean Natural gas C1 C2 is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane and ethane.
The heat energy of C1 C2 Lean Gas is measured by units of calorific value, which is defined by the number of heat units released when a unit volume of the gas burns. Typical units of calorific value are British thermal units (Btu), joules (J), and kilocalories (kcal).
Worldwide, the cost of C1 C gas to the customer is commonly specified in MMBtu ( Million British Thermal Unit ) , MMSCF ( Million Standard Cubic Feet ) , SCM ( Standard Cubic Meter ).
Industries that use C1 & C2 Lean Gas
- Beverages Industries
- Food Industries
- Steel Industries
- Power Sector Cement Factory
- Pharma factory
- Ceramics factory
- Chemicals factory
- Glass Factory
- Plastics & Packing Factory
Gas Transmission Pipelines : Pipelines are the most common, and usually the most economic, delivery system to transport gas from the field to the consumer. Pipelines are a fixed, long-term investment that can be uneconomic for smaller and more remote gas fields. The volume of gas that can be transported in a pipeline depends on two main factors: the pipeline operating pressure and pipe diameter.
Electricity Generation Electricity generation is the main nonresidential use of natural gas. Globally, there is an increasing demand for electricity, coupled with reduced tolerances for nuclear and hydro plants, tightening limits on air, water, and noise pollution emissions, as well as high cost for wind and solar energy. This leaves gas-fired generation as one of the only remaining options for electrical utility companies. Because the cost of fuel accounts for around 65% of the cost of electricity, the choice of fuel is an important decision for power plant developers.
Advantages to natural gas are as follows:
- Natural gas is environmentally friendly because it burns cleaner than other fossil fuels.
- It’s safer and easier to store when compared to other fossil fuels.
- Natural gas is extremely reliable, unlike electric power that can be knocked out during a storm.
- Natural gas is less expensive than other fossil fuels.