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LPG, also known as liquified petroleum gas, is a versatile fuel commonly used in homes as a medium for cooking, heating, and hot water and is also used in businesses. You may often see people swapping LPG bottles at the local petrol station, getting ready to power up their braai.

LPG is used on gas stoves, cooktops, ovens, heaters, and fireplaces. There are also clothes dryers that run on this versatile fuel source. Braai, patio heaters, rooftop fireplaces, pizza ovens, and fire pits are all types of outdoor appliances that use LPG.

 

Properties of LPG

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a clean and safe fuel that contains a range of useful properties. The properties of LPG (properties of propane and butane) include: 

  • LPG is a liquid under pressure but becomes gaseous in ambient conditions. 
  • LPG vapour is about 1.55 (propane) to 2.08 (butane) times heavier than air. 
  • LPG boiling point is between -42°C to -0.4°C, depending on the propane to butane constituent ratio in the LPG mixture.
  • The properties of LPG (propane) are -42°C boiling point, -188°C freezing point, heavier than air density. 
  • C3H8 chemical formula, 1967ºC flame temperature, 470°C autoignition temperature.
  • -104°C flashpoint, temperature-based pressure, Ethyl Mercaptan odour, 2.15% to 9.6% LPG/air limits of flammability and more.

 

Natural Gas vs LPG

LPG is not natural gas, likewise, neither is propane. Oftentimes people may get these confused but many appliances work with LPG or natural gas. However, each fuel source requires special gas utilization fittings. Natural gas is methane whilst LPG is propane or butane.

The biggest difference between LPG vs natural gas is their chemical make-up. LPG is propane (C3H8) vs natural gas, which is methane (CH4). LPG is a product of natural gas processing, as it is refined from raw natural gas.

What’s interesting about LPG is the fact that it is sourced from crude oil refineries. Natural gas is mostly methane while LPG is just propane. Natural gas is delivered through gas mains or pipes while LPG comes in a gas bottle, cylinder, or tank.

 

Why is LPG superior to other fuel sources?

Many other fuel sources deteriorate and lose efficiency over time; SimsGas LPG maintains consistent energy distribution. Without comparison, SimsGas LPG is one of the foremost flexible fuels, and with good reason, since it's often cited as a multi-purpose energy source.

SimsGas LPG burns consistently, making it more reliable than other forms of energy. While other fuel sources are trying to keep up, SimsGas LPG’s efficiency is an unparalleled advantage for both people and the planet.

Our LPG is lead-free and has a very low sulphur content. It’s quite easy to control with instant on and off. Quite honestly, that is the reason why most professional kitchens use gas stoves and cook flame rather than electronic stoves. 

 

Ordering from a reputable supplier

It’s really important to order your LPG from a reputable and reliable supplier like SimsGas. Ordering your LPG from SimsGas allows you to experience a versatile and highly efficient energy source, as well as affordable installations and cheaper running costs.

SimsGas LPG is the perfect solution to all your energy problems since we’ll have you up and running in no time. Our product is one of the cleanest and most efficient fuels available. Our goal is to ensure you are well stocked during the festive season with our reliable and affordable LPG.

Contact SimsGas and start enjoying the benefits of efficient, sustainable, and cost-saving on LPG Gas today.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to our customers. Through continued investments we make in our staff and our business, we are confident in our business practices. We strive to be viewed not only as suppliers of LPG but as a business partner for energy.

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Now that we’re well into the season of spring, it’s time to grab our gas hob or braai and whip up a meal fit for warmer climates ahead. From scrumptious marinated rib-eye to a modest veggie Butternut surprise, we’ve put together our top three favourite summer recipes we know will have your guests coming back for more!

Ahead, We list our three favourite spring recipes for a crispy Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

 

Delicious Braai Snoek 

While a typical braai usually consists of red meats like boerewors and Texans, we believe this snoek recipe should be the centrepiece of your braai day lunch. Simple, tasty, and cooked to perfection, you’ll have all of your friends begging you for the recipe… You can tell them it’s all you! We don’t mind.

 

Ingredients

  • 1x 2kg of Frozen Snoek
  • 50ml of Lemon Juice
  • 125g of margarine or butter
  • Garlic Salt

 

Cooking Instructions 

The first step is to melt your margarine or butter (We recommend butter) and mix in with lemon juice and garlic salt to season. Place the snoek skin-side down and lightly brush over with your marge/butter mixture.

Place the snoek onto your gas braai (skinside up), and close the lid or cover tinfoil. Keep the snoek high above the flames and braai for about five to ten minutes or until the skin begins to darken. When done, turn the grill over and open it.

Continue to brush the skin side with more butter/marge mix then close the grill again and braai for a further ten minutes or until fish is fully cooked through. You will be able to tell if the skin flakes off easily with a fork. A regular serving can feed up to six to eight people.

 

Butternut and miso pieces (the veggie option)

Just because you don’t like meat, that doesn’t mean that you can no longer enjoy a cool braai day! Our veggie pick for this spring makes an awesome change from the regular butternut and stuffed feta we’ve grown accustomed to. Because miso has an umami-rich flavour we believe it blends perfectly with the sweet flavour of Butternut. Times are changing, our cuisine should evolve with them! 

 

Ingredients

  • 2x Butternut
  • Minced garlic and cloves.
  • miso paste
  • honey
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp of toasted sesame seeds
  • Fresh coriander
  • Chilli flakes

 

Cooking Instructions 

Starting with your butternuts, ensure that they’re halved top-down and that all pips are removed. Using a bowl, mix your garlic, miso, honey, oils, and chilli flakes together. Place each butternut half onto sectioned tinfoil and liberally them with your brush your miso mixture.

Wrap the tinfoil around your butternut so that it’s completely covered and then place it into your gas braai and leave for 30 - 40 minutes, or until fully cooked through. You can test if it’s ready by piercing it with a knife and checking if it’s soft.

Remove the butternut from the foil and add some flavourful seasoning by garnishing with sesame seeds and fresh coriander to spice up the dish.

 

Marinated rib-eye steak

There is perhaps nothing more South African than a Sunday afternoon sundowner paired with a delectable rib-eye steak. We at SimsGas have thought long and hard about the right recipe and have arrived at our uniquely marinated rib-eye.

 

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil
  • 2 x Rib eye steaks 

For marination -

  • Lemon juice
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Dried red chilli flakes, cloves, freshly ground black pepper

 

Cooking Instructions 

Using a non-metallic dish, mix all your marinated ingredients together. Lay your steak down in the marinade, coat the one side, and then turn over. Wrap in either cling film or tin foil and let chill overnight or for at least 8 hours. To ensure that flavour is absorbed with equal distribution, turn the meat over every so often.

Once the meat is ready, take it out of the fridge and leave to set. Once it reaches room temperature, heat up a pan, drizzle the steak with some olive oil, and season with salt. Once seasoned, place the meat in the searing hot pan and cook for about 3 - 4 minutes per side.

Deglaze your meat by pouring the remaining marinade and turn over and over to ensure that meat envelopes the sticky, tasty juices. For cooking over a gas braai, baste the rib-eye with leftover juices, cover your meat with foil and sizzle over the braai for 3 - 4 minutes per side before serving

 

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Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a clean and safe fuel that contains a range of useful properties. Below we take a look at our top five interesting facts you may or may not know about the versatility and practicality of LPG.

 

1 - LPG is actually NOT a by-product

Whereas many traditional fuels deteriorate and lose efficiency over time, LPG maintains consistent energy distribution. Such an indefinite time period only makes the high efficiency even better.

Without comparison, SimsGas LPG is one of the foremost flexible fuels, and with good reason, since it's often cited as a multi-purpose energy source. This is why LPG is actually not a by-product because it's up to five times more efficient than natural gas and is synthesised for this reason. LPG’s efficiency is an unparalleled advantage for both people and the planet.

 

2 - Easiest compression attributes

LPG features a higher octane number, hence engines can run effectively at relatively high compression ratios. The CO and HC emissions increase because the compression ratio, speed, and cargo increase.

Within the case of using SimsGas LPG as a fuel, the burning rate of fuel is increased, and thus, the combustion duration is less. Therefore, the cylinder pressures and temperatures predicted for LPG are higher. LPG is also lead-free and has a very low sulphur content.

 

3 - LPG is stored in liquid form but converts to gas

LPG turns back to gas vapour after you release gas pressure from the bottle by turning on your gas appliance. The pressure level within the bottle also increases with temperature. It turns to gas by boiling and turning from a liquid to vapour - a process called vaporisation.

To boil, LPG draws heat from the steel walls of the gas bottle which in return, gets heat from the ambient air. As with water, the more heat that's applied, the faster it boils, vaporising at a faster rate.

Evaporation makes the gas bottle feel colder than the ambient temperature. When in use, the gas gets colder.

 

4 - Actually, LPG canisters don’t explode as shown in Hollywood

Gas cylinders can explode but not easily or often. It's actually really hard to force a gas cylinder to explode. Gas explosions are nearly always caused by a leak accumulating in an internal space, combined with an ignition source, often not even near the cylinder.

SimsGas considers safety as a vital component of our services. Should a gas leak occur, it is likely that it will be first noticed by the smell. If you pick up any gaseous smell, Immediately turn off the supply at the main stop valves and contact an installer for internal leaks and appliance problems.

LPG is a safe, reliable,  and convenient alternative to electricity. 

 

5 - LPG is now considered a renewable energy source

Energy producers are pioneering the assembly of renewable LPG. It’s essentially a clone of traditional gas in terms of its chemical structure and physical properties with one big exception- it isn't made from fossil fuels!

Scientists have developed a brand new biosynthetic process that obliquely converts sunlight to create gas renewables. To do this, they created a genetically engineered version of the common E. coli bacteria to synthesize the process.

The bacteria consume sugar and are tricked, through genetic modification and also the help of a pair of enzymes into making propane rather than their normal cellular material. The LPG produced is chemically a twin of regular gas.

This renewable LPG is often used just like the traditionally derived fuel version. This implies it's suitable for everything from autogas to home gas appliances.

 

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LPG is a highly efficient cooking fuel that is both economical and provides excellent heating capacity. This allows you to cook your food fast and helps you save on fuel costs. LPG has excess benefits that can be a life-changing experience for you which explains why LPG is known as the BEST solution for sustainable home cooking and living. 

 

1 - Awesome cooking applications

You no longer have to wait for ages for the pan to heat up or for it to cool down. With a simple turn of the dial, the LPG gas stove allows you to experience bigger or smaller flames so the change in heat is immediate and precise. LPG is the most convenient and safe to use and it also ensures less wasted heat. 

 

2 - More control 

LPG is quite easy to control with instant on and off. Quite honestly that is the reason why most professional kitchens use gas stoves and cook flame rather than electronic stoves. The adjustment of intensity in the form of visible blue flame is easy to regulate the required rate of heating, making it pleasurable to cook at the desired temperature. 

 

3 - Environmentally conscious

LPG holds a great role in creating the least greenhouse gas emission of all the available fossil fuels. Cooking with LPG reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70% and contains a smaller amount of sulphur, nitrogen and other matters that are harmful that contribute to the environment. 

 

4 - Cost-effective

If we had to compare LPG to other conventional fuels, it is more affordable. LPG stoves and burners are less in maintenance compared to other cooking forms. LPG is affordable than another natural gas stove when you buy a cooktop, cooktop usually comes with two sets of gas jets. 

 

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LPG is a clean and efficient modern energy source that brings warmth and offers an inexpensive cooking solution for millions of people. As it is most often used in heating appliances. It is important for you to follow safety guidelines and regulations when using LPG. We live in a time where air pollution is caused by the igniting of biofuel therefore the only way to reduce the problem at hand is to start using LPG. 

Regulations around gas appliances

When using LPG, make sure you follow the regulations on how to install a gas cylinder the right way. The following steps will help you keep up with the regulations around gas appliances. 

  • Make sure not to install your gas cylinder less than one meter away from doors and windows. 
  • Make sure that all your copper pipes going through your wall are sleeved and covered correctly. 
  • Make sure that your gas container is accompanied by a certificate confirming your gas appliances are correctly installed. 
  • Make sure your gas appliances are installed according to SABS requirements (SANS087)
  • When using your gas appliances, make sure there’s sufficient ventilation and do not open the gas flame too loosely. Ensure that the gas is turned off properly after use. 

 

Installations (What can you DIY and what do you leave to professionals?)

Gas Stove - DIY

It might seem hard to DIY your own gas stove but you don’t need professionals to do it for you. All you need is to follow the instructions carefully. Before you begin replacing your own stove, make sure you check for local codes and ordinances to ensure homeowner installation is permitted. 

 

Fixing a gas leak - Professionals

If you smell gas in your house, try not to tackle the leak yourself. Leave that to professionals, what you can do immediately is to turn the gas off at the meter - that’s if it’s safe to do so. Call professionals to help you, make sure it’s the Gas Emergency Services line. An operator will be able to assist you. Or if you are unsure, contact Sims Gas for more advice on installations.

 

Certifications

  • Make sure the commercial gas practitioner assigned to you is licensed to carry out installations at commercial level premises only. Such installations must comply with SANS827
  • An industrial gas practitioner is licensed to carry out the industrial installation on a business level, therefore such installations must comply with SANS329
  • To be registered as an authorised gas practitioner, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act- No. 85 of 1993 - Section 43 and 44 requirements. You must be approved by the chief inspector. 
  • It’s also important that your gas practitioner has attended the LPG safety training. The training course combines classroom and practical demonstration. 

 

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