LPG is used in many sectors as a universal energy source. Gas-fired equipment has been developed for practically all industrial processes, and they are predominantly more efficient and require less maintenance. Some of the best-known fields designed to run on LPG are listed below.
In part, industrial enterprises choose a mobile fuel due to the lack of natural gas in a given area, but there are other advantages. For instance, LPG has a higher calorific value than natural gas and the combustion temperature allows a higher quality to be produced.
The use of powder coatings – introduced in Europe in the 1970s - has increased in Estonia recently. The technology involves a coat of paint to be melted on to a metal surface at high temperature. The layer is strong and dries practically instantly. LPG can be used in the cure oven to create the 200 °C, clean environment. And since both technologies are environmentally friendly, they make a good match for each other.
Today we can boldly state that time is money and speeding up every process in the paint industry is no exception. Drying of paint is usually the most time consuming stage and thus many companies have paint drying ovens that allow the process to be speeded up using a stream of air at a specific temperature, thus also resulting in gains in quality. To allow the air with the right temperature and humidity to reach the painted surface, the LPG system is a good way to achieve a precise setting and minimum warm-up time.
It’s a well-known fact that food cooked over open flame tastes better. The same can be said about ovens. A LPG fired oven also allows the cooking temperature to be reached in a matter of seconds. The cost of preheating ovens shows up on your heating bill, after all. To reduce that expense and allowing 100% of the energy to be converted to heat, a bakery will save time and money, these being invaluable in this field.
Plastics are easy to process and in many fields, components are made using various moulding and casting technologies. Rotation moulding and pressure moulding are just a few examples of manufacturing technologies where LPG can provide the energy to melt plastic beads. Whether the material is polypropylene or polyethylene, LPG is all too happy to heat and transform the molecules of its hydrocarbon cousins.
Plastic wrapped products and transparent packages have brought colour and variety to store shelves. Customers are taken in by the increasingly convenient and more attractive designs. Opting for shrink-wrap is also a smart choice for manufacturers. The technology can be used both for packaging fist-size components and entire pallets. The plastic pulled over pallets weighing several tons quickly conform to the shape of the contents after a brief exposure to heat. The end result is a firmly fastened load and an appealing looking wholesale package.
Whether it’s copper, aluminium, steel or some other metal that is to cast, preparing the molten metal will require high temperatures and precise settings. A LPG version must be requested from the equipment supplier, with a number of technological advantages based on lower costs and more flexible operating mode.
If you wish to prepare a concrete component or surface, you should be prepared to baby it to later enjoy the returns on this strong material that can last centuries. After being poured, concrete requires the right temperature and moisture level. The first few weeks are extremely important for curing concrete. Small details can be “baked” in a cure oven while gas-fired radiant heaters with mobile LPG solutions can be aimed at larger surfaces.
High temperature and pure propane are the prerequisites for cutting metal. Temperature can be boosted further for especially demanding work by feeding oxygen. The gas-fired metal cutting machines can be combined with stationary LPG system, doing away with the need for heavy cylinders. Radiant heaters are an added plus for metal workshops, which resolves the problem of heat collecting in high reaches near the ceiling.
Melting of glass is an energy intensive process that requires precise temperature control and a high level of fuel purity. LPG allows precise regulation of flame for such complicated process as melting optical glass.