Propane is one of the most versatile, environment friendly, and cost effective fuel source in the world. Most of the worlds propane is produced in American and Canada. Propane is one of the leading sources for energy fuel in the world. Here are some more fun facts about propane.
Facts About Propane
- Propane was discovered in 1864 by Edmund Ronalds. He was conducting research on crude oil in Pennsylvania.
- Although Propane was first discovered in 1864, it would not find commercial use until nearly 50 years later
- Propane is considered a by-product
- Propane does not have an odor in its natural state. Ethyl Mercaptan is added to give it a scent that is easily detectable.
- Propane is 270 times more compact as a liquid than a gas.
- Propane does not ignite easily which is why it can easily be transported by tanks
- Propane is one of the lightest and cleanest burning fuels. It is not considered a green house gas.
- More than 90% of propane is produced in the United States.
- Propane is more efficient than electricity. For example, some propane furnaces are as much as 95% efficient. That means you’re getting as much as possible for your money when you pay your energy bills.
- Propane is non toxic, so it will not harm surrounding soil, water or wildlife. It does not leave a residue.
- 95% of America’s professional chefs use a propane range for my better precision when cooking
- Propane has a very low freezing point of -44 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In liquid form, propane is half the weight of water
- Propane is a three carbon alkane- its molecular formula is C3H8
- Propane is good for America’s economy since majority of it is produced in America.
Propane has many different uses, and can save you lots of money! These fun facts about propane are just another reason to make the switch. Help the environment and help your wallet.