Propane is a three-carbon alkane, normally a gas, but compressible to a transportable liquid. It is derived from other petroleum products during oil or natural gas processing and petroleum refining. It is commonly used as a fuel for engines, oxy-gas torches, barbecues, portable stoves and residential central heating. A mixture of propane and butane, used mainly as vehicle fuel, is commonly known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas). It may also contain small amounts of propylene and/or butylene. An ordorant such as ethanethiol or thiophene is added so that people can easily smell the gas in case of a leak.
Camcarb is the leader in propane supply and services for industrial, commercial, and home based markets. With the recent completion of our 440/08 propane filling dock, Camcarb continues to innovate and support the propane needs for Ontario. Camcarb can help extend your patio season. Some examples of propane use that Camcarb supports:
Refillable propane cylinders in various sizes are used in many applications today. A propane cylinder must have a safety examination and be recertified at 10-year intervals, beginning from the date of the original manufacture stamped on the collar of the cylinder. It is illegal to fill a propane cylinder older than 10 years that has not been recertified. Corroded or damaged propane cylinders could leak propane. Outdated relief valves may not operate as intended. Either of these conditions could lead to a fire or explosion. Should your propane cylinder be 10 years old, you, as an owner, have one of two choices―either disposal or recertification. If you wish to have your propane cylinder recertified, bring it to Camcarb and we will have the cylinder recertified and date stamped if it complies with the requirements. Your propane cylinder, when recertified, is good for another 10 years of service. Do not attempt to dispose of your old cylinder by putting it in the garbage. Take the cylinder to Camcarb for disposal.
Camcarb offers a wide range of cylinder sizes, and provides recertification and cylinder disposal services. We also offer propane cage sales or rentals, and propane based equipment sales or rentals, such as patio heaters and BBQ's.
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