Propane is one of a group of liquefied petroleum gases (LP gases). Propane is normally compressed and stored as a liquid. It is colorless and almost odorless, an identifying odor is added so it can be detected. Proane is generally nontoxic, but mildly anaesthetic gas. Propane is mainly produced during the refining of crude oil and the cracking of other petroleum products, it is a byproduct of domestic natural gas processing. Propane can be stored in liquid form under its own vapour pressure, which is only 7 Bar at room temperature.
Commercial propane for industrial applications often contains a small fraction of butane. Propane is commonly used for space and water heating, for cooking, and as fuel for engine applications such as forklifts, farm irrigation engines, fleet vehicles, and buses. In combination with oxygen or air, propane is widely used in industrial applications. Flame heating, soldering/brazing and cutting are examples of such applications. Benefits: On a profile-cutting machine, oxy-propane gives fast, clean cuts on thick plate Easily combustible Portable with clean burning characteristics and a high calorific value