Propane is a hydrocarbon, comprised of hydrogen and carbon, which is extracted from petroleum in refining operations, or from natural gas and associated gases, from petroleum deposits.
In its natural state, propane gas is found in gas form, although under ambient temperatures and at low pressure, it becomes liquid, reducing its volume up to 250 times, which makes its handling, storage and transport possible.
In its gaseous state, propane gas weighs double the amount air does; and in liquid state, half that of water. It forms part of energies with the highest calorie power and may reach a flame temperature of about 1,900ºC in air and 2,800ºC in oxygen.
In order for the combustion to be optimum, the propane must always remain in gaseous state. As it becomes liquid below minus 44º, it is ideal for outdoor installations, and those in cold zones, where it never becomes liquid.
Due to propane gas being colorless with no smell in its natural state, sulphur derivatives are added as a safety measure to detect possible leakage due to its specific smell.
Another important characteristic of propane is that it is not toxic, its combustion is clean, it does not give off smoke or soot and thus preserves the environment.
The main differences between both energies lie in the liquation temperatures, when they go from gas to liquid. While propane becomes liquid at minus 44º, butane does so at 0º.Thus, the environmental conditions influence storage of each product. Propane is ideal for cold zones or outdoor installations, and butane for indoor installations or warmer zones.
Bulk and piped
Bottled, in various sizes of containers or bottles
The multiple and varied applications of propane gas in diverse sectors are divided by CEPSA into the following groups:
A single tank may be used to simultaneously feed several domestic gas appliances, for different uses such as flat cooking hobs, washing machines, refrigerators, driers, dish washers, etc
Liquid Petroleum Gases (LPG) are provided in adequate storage containers for the needs of the domestic, crafts, industrial or agricultural sectors.
Due to the way it is stored, propane gas is one of the most comfortable energies on the market, as it may be supplied using individual tanks (bulk) or through a piped system, without it being necessary for the installation to be located near to a gas pipeline to enjoy its advantages.
In the event of leakage or spillage:
In the event of fire:
CEPSA has an emergency telephone available 24 hours a day to deal with any emergency or anomaly: 902 100 224.
If requested, CEPSA will provide a free gas bottle withdrawal service. Your usual distributor will also return the deposit when the used bottles are returned.
Customers are legally obliged to have the installation checked, pursuant to the Royal Decree in the Official State Gazette 1085/92, which is aimed at protecting your safety, that of your family and assets.
CEPSA provides you the possibility of having a qualified installer check the installation for a reasonable fee, so you and your family may have full peace of mind.
Yes, any authorized technical service is valid for CEPSA supplies. If the review is performed by our technical service, CEPSA offers insurance coverage three times greater the amount you have.
If you wish more information, please call our customer care telephone 902 416 416.