FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

LPG

What is LPG?
How do I know how much gas is left in my LPG cylinder?
How can I tell if my cylinder is leaking?
How long will my LPG cylinder last?
Why does LPG smell?
Is LPG toxic?
Is LPG used to fuel motor vehicles?
How long should a forklift cylinder last?
What is the difference between LPG and Natural Gas? 

Do I qualifty for a Gas Rebate?

Industrial Gases

What welding gas should I use?
How much gas is in a pack?

Hospitality Gases

What CO2 gas mix should I use?

Helium

How many 30cm balloons can I fill with a helium cylinder?
Do I require a regulator for helium?

LPG

What is LPG?

LPG stands for liquefied petroleum gas which describes propane and butane gases. When stored under pressure, they become a liquid and take up much less space, making LPG easy to transport.

How do I know how much gas is left in my LPG cylinder?

There is no perfect way to tell but for a general idea, just pour a cup of warm/hot water on the side of the cylinder and because LPG is so cold, a condensation line forms and you will be able to clearly see the level of liquid.

LPG 45kg Cylinder Information Sheet

How can I tell if my cylinder is leaking?

You can spray the fittings on the top of a cylinder with a bottle of soapy water when the line is pressurized. If your cylinder is leaking the gas will create bubbles in the soapy water. If this is the case you must turn off the gas supply and contact your gas supplier.

How long will my LPG cylinder last?

1kg of propane = 50 megajoules / hour:

Cylinder size in KG's Energy Rating in MJ / hr
9 450
13.5 675
45 2250
210 1050

Therefore if an appliance uses 150mj/hr, if its connected to a 45kg cylinder (which equates to 2250mj / hr) to calculate the number of hours your cylinder will last would be:
2250mj / 150mj = 15 hours continuous use.

Why does LPG smell?

As a safety feature, a strong, distinctive odour is deliberately added to LP gas for the detection of even minor leaks.

Is LPG toxic?

All LPG is absolutely non-toxic, non-corrosive, clean burning and non-polluting. But if inhaled in sufficient volumes it can cause asphyxiation.

Is LPG used to fuel motor vehicles?

Yes, LPG is used to fuel motor vehicles, however usually a combination of propane and butane (also known as blend or Autogas) is used. It's different to heating gas, domestic gas and BBQ gas, which is 99.99% propane.

How long should a forklift cylinder last?

Approximately 6-10 hours of operational use depending on the size of the forklift motor and depending on other variables.

How To Change A Forklift Cylinder

Forklift Storage Guide

What is the difference between LPG and Natural Gas?

They are similar in terms of usage, but natural gas cannot be stored and transported as a liquid and therefore is not widely available.

Do I qualify for a gas rebate?

If you live in NSW you could qualify for a LPG gas rebate for your home. Click here to find out more

INDUSTRIAL GASES

What welding gas should I use?

How much gas is in a pack?
Product Volume
Argon 183m³
Nitrogen 160m³
Helium 163m³
Air 109.2m³
Oxygen 126m³
Acetylene 52.2m³
Supashield 07 183m³
Supashield 18 142m³
Supashield 5/2 183m³

HOPITALITY GASES

What CO2 gas mix should I use?

HELIUM

How many 30 cm balloons can I fill with a helium cylinder?

GX (9.1m3) = Approximately 800 balloons
E (3.5m3) = Approximately 300 balloons
D (1.2m3) = Approximately 100 balloons
CL (0.6m3) = Approximately 50 balloons

Do I require a regulator for helium?

Yes, all helium cylinders require a regulator to dispense the helium into the balloons.