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A Step-by-Step Guide to set up correct a LP Gas installation

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When setting up a LP Gas installation with cylinders and regulators there are a lot of things that can go wrong.

A certified plumber or gas fitter is usually aware of dangers and would avoid the following bad installations.

The LP Gas installations below are bad examples and should not be copied. These pictures should be an examples how NOT to install, set up or use them.

Always make sure getting a certified plumber or gas fitter is involved and handle LP Gas carefully and with respect.

7 different LP Gas regulators that every plumber should be aware of

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LPG stands for Liquefied petroleum gas. LPG includes mixes that are primarily propane (C3H8), primarily butane (C4H10) and, most commonly, mixes of both propane and butane.  When you compress Propane it condenses into a liquid which makes it much easier to store in a tank than natural gas, which does not easily compress. LPG as a liquid expands to 270 times its volume when allowed to vaporize. The stored liquid turns back into gas when you release some of the pressure by turning on your connected appliances. The pressure in a gas bottle which can be 800-900kPa differs on the surrounded temperature and the leftover gas in the gas bottle.

6 essential questions to answer before installing LP Gas on a boat

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To prevent gas accidents make sure all gas installations are installed by a certified and experienced gas plumber or gas fitter. There are a lot of things to consider when brining gas on board of a boat. The following blogpost is based on the “Australian/New Zealand Standard™ Gas installations Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes AS/NZS 5601.2:2013” but only considers Australia.
  • Where can gas cylinders be stored on a boat?
  • Which requirements does a cylinder compartment or locker on a boat have to fulfil?
  • Can I use insitu cylinders on a boat?
  • Which gas installations are prohibited on a boat?
  • Which regulators can I use for a gas installation on a boat?
  • How should I test if my gas pipe is leaking?

To prevent gas accidents make sure all gas installations are installed by a certified and experienced gas plumber or gas fitter. There are a lot of things to consider when brining gas on board of a boat. The following blogpost is based on the “Australian/New Zealand Standard™ Gas installations Part 2: LP Gas installations in caravans and boats for non-propulsive purposes AS/NZS 5601.2:2013” but only considers Australia.