The flexibility of transporting LPG accounts for its other popular name – bulk gas. As the relatively easily liquefied gas can be transported in pressurized containers and handled with ease, the LPG supply chain begins with a proper storage tank.
Propane and butane storage tanks have a pressure of around 16 bars. Storage tanks can be either above ground or below ground. An intermediate design is a tank whose midpoint is plumb with the surface but which is covered over with a layer of earth. Thus only a mound with a hatch is visible. The tank is equipped with various auxiliary equipment, such as valves and indicators – an instrument panel.
Based on the system design, the storage tank may have a pump that helps the LPG to be drawn from the tank at lower temperatures or if faster flow rates are required. But usually LPG is itself stored under pressure, which keeps the entire system in operation.
The next important system component in the process is the evaporation unit, which is designed to transform the liquefied fuel into a gas and routes it to consumers at a medium pressure level. The heat used to vaporize LPG comes from electrical energy or from the LPG itself (direct heat vaporizers). This entire thicket of equipment is connected by a reinforced steel pipe.
Different industrial sectors have so many different types of consumer systems that we cannot possibly service every single variety, but we can naturally assist in matters related to basic burners. There are even special technologies in the form of burners that allow LPG to be burned while still in liquid phase; this means no need for the entire supply system. In order to gain a more detailed overview of your needs, please contact us.