BUTANE GAS TANK
Butane storage tanks are available in a range of capacities and pressures and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of individual customers.
Capacity range 500 litre to 500,000 litre and more
Higher Capacities available on request
Swap tank frame and 30ft beam-type frame available on request
Butane spherical tanks are made for storage of large volumes
Butane Refrigerated tanks are made for storage of large volumes
Different sizes of butane tanks as per customer requirement.
Basic explanations to help consumers to better understand butane tanks
Safeguarding and protection of butane tanks
Portable butane tanks such as cylinders and bottles
Properties of Butane:
Gas Density @ 70°F 1 atm (lb/ft3)- 0.1551
Liquid Density @ 70°F (lb/ft3)- 36.05
Specific Volume @ 70°F 1 atm (ft3/lb) -6.45
Specific Heat @ 70°F (Btu/lbmol-°F) - 23.87
Boiling Point (°F) - 31.0
Melting Point (°F) - 31.3
APPEARANCE: Colorless gas. Cold vapor cloud may be white but the lack of visible gas cloud does not indicate absence.
Gas fires should not be extinguished unless flow of Butane gas can be immediately stopped. Shut off gas source and allow gas to burn out. If spill or leak has not ignited, determine if water spray may assist in dispersing gas or vapor to protect personnel attempting to stop leak.
Use water to cool equipment, surfaces and containers exposed to fire and excessive heat. For large fire the use of unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles may be advantageous to further minimize personnel exposure.
Properties of Propane:
Appearance - Colourless
Chemical Formula- C3H8
Solubility in water - 6.5 ml/100 ml at 18.50C
Volatility - 38 to- 400C
Vapour Pressure at 400C - 15.81 kg/cm2
Vapour Density - 1.6
Specific Gravity - 0.5
Melting Point- 1860C
Boiling Point- 420C
What Is the Difference Between Propane and Butane?
Propane and butane are two similar gases used for heating and other fuel applications. Although proponents of each gas hold theirs to be the superior, both have benefits and disadvantages. Butane burns more cleanly and provides more energy, but propane is a better choice for situations in which temperatures may drop below freezing. Ultimately, the gases are quite similar, and the choice between the two largely depends on the availability and intended use of the product.
Benefits of Butane gas:
- Butane is not a highly toxic gas. Therefore, it can be safely, properly stored inside with little worry.
- We can also extract approximately 12 percent more energy per liter from butane than we can propane, which means that, liter for liter, we will get more mileage out of butane.
- Butane is also a cheaper gas to purchase.
- Though propane and butane are both gases, their chemical structures vary slightly.
- In scientific terms, propane is a gas that is classified as a three-carbon alkane, which means that it consists of three carbon atoms and eight hydrogen atoms.
- It is a derivative from the petroleum that is created when natural gas and oil is processed. Butane is a four-carbon alkane, as it contains four carbon atoms and 10 hydrogen atoms.
The two main forms of LPG are commercial butane and commercial propane.
BUTANE may be liquefied by moderately increasing the pressure or by reducing the temperature. Refrigerated storage is used by gas suppliers to store large volumes of BUTANE. The main form of BUTANE storage is in special tanks known as 'pressure tanks'. Commonly these pressure tanks are termed 'bulk tanks' or BUTANE Bullets,Because BUTANE has a high coefficient of expansion in its liquid phase, the tanks are never completely filled with liquid the remaining space being taken up with vapor Space, To facilitate expansion without allowing the liquid to become 100% full.
We also manufacture the various types of Butane bulk storage Tanks like:
Butane transport tank
Butane storage tank
Butane Gas Tanks
Butane bulk Installation tank
Butane spherical tank
Technical Specifications of Butane storage tanks:
Standard design: As per ASME sec VIII Div 1 or 2 Pressure Vessel Code, CODAP 2000, AD MERKBLATTER, TEMA, EEUMA, AS 1210, PD 5500 AND OTHER INTERNAIONAL CODES
Pressure design : 6 bar to 12 bar
Design Temperature:-5 °C to +70 °C
Butane, LPG Storage and handling solutions.
Total design, installation, and commissioning;
Service station Autogas tanks and dispensers;
Gas depot and terminals, and
Hospital medical gas installations and maintenance.
Butane storage tanks are used as a storage base for heating and technological purposes as well as technological tanks in the area of bases, storages and liquid gas bottling plants.
Standard storage Butane tanks are prepared with the following features:
Intake valve of the gas phase, and liquid phase.
Maximum overflow valve,
What is LPG?
LPG is a mixture of Butane and Propane. The ratio may vary from 10:90 to 60:40 or as per requirement normally for household domestic gas applications 50:50 butane / propane mixture is used whereas for auto gas and other industrial applications mixtures with higher ratios of propane are used. LPG can be easily liquefied under moderate pressure and easily transported in liquid form hence is a preferred fuel as compared to other fuels. The vapour pressure of the LPG mixture depends on the percentage of propane and butane and the ambient temperature. More the temperature more the pressure and vice versa. The storage tanks used for storage of LPG are always designed for these vapour pressure likely to be encountered at high ambient temperatures.