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PROPANE VS BUTANE – WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BBQ?

PROPANE VS BUTANE – WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BBQ?
17/06/2020

With the BBQ season in full swing, you’ve probably already had a couple of BBQs with a small group of friends. If you’re starting to run low on gas, you may be considering propane or butane for cooking on your BBQ, as these are the two most commonly used gases for domestic BBQs.

Here, we take a closer look at some of the benefits that both propane and butane can bring to your BBQ, so you can make an informed choice the next time you need to buy some BBQ gas.

What Is Propane and Butane Gas & What’s the Difference? Propane comes from natural gas processing and oil refining and is a highly flammable hydrocarbon gas. To make it suitable for domestic and commercial use, the gas is liquified through pressurisation, and you’ll find propane is commonly used for a whole host of heating and cooking needs both at home and in businesses.

Butane is also a highly flammable hydrocarbon gas that comes from natural gas processing and oil refining, just like propane. However, the uses of the two gases are quite different as you’ll find butane is most commonly used as a fuel and refrigerant gas.

Whilst propane and butane gas have many similarities, there are some distinct differences that you need to be aware of. The most significant difference between these two gases is the point of boiling, as propane has a boiling temperature of -42°C, whilst butane has a much higher boiling point at -2°C.

Whilst this may not mean an awful lot to the average person, it’s actually extremely important when it comes to choosing which type of gas to use, as propane is ideal for use in colder climates due to its lower boiling temperature. Not only this, but propane also exerts significantly more pressure than butane at the same temperature, meaning it’s ideal for exterior storage and use all year round.

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