Liquid petroleum gas has steadily been replacing chlorofluorocarbons, petrol and diesel in a number of applications. The main reasons why this is would be due to the fact that it is a much cleaner energy source so it leaves less of a negative impact on the environment. LPG equipment allows us to make use of liquid petroleum gas for our household applications, outdoor applications and for motor vehicles.
LPG equipment also serves in safety applications, for example safety break-away couplings are pieces of equipment that are used to prevent pull away accidents. Should the vehicle containing the LPG pull away whilst the gas is being released through the hose, gas would escape into the environment and would be very dangerous.
When the general user thinks of LPG the way the consumer pictures it is in cylinders. The cylinders are used to store and transport LPG and so great care must be taken in the production and transportation of these cylinders. There are strict industry regulations and standards when it comes to LPG and manufacturers must adhere to these when manufacturing these cylinders.
Pressure testing equipment is used to test the pressure within the cylinders, the testing procedure ensures that the cylinders are at the perfect pressure to maintain safe. One can also purchase stand-alone pressure testing racks on which to store these cylinders whilst they are being tested.
Valves are also considered LPG equipment. Valves are very important with regards to various safety aspects connected with using LPG. There are a variety of valves such as refrigerant gases valves, camping valves, forklift valves, hand wheel valves, filler valves, liquid withdraw valves and more, these valves serve in attaching the tank or storage container to the appliance.
Leak detection when dealing with gas is very important for safety, especially when the gas cannot be easily detected via smell. Leaks in the valves can be tested by creating a soapy mixture and placing it around the valves. If one starts to notice bubbles then it means gas is escaping at that point. For a more professional detection, leak detector equipment is used to detect leaks on valve seals.