LPG stands for Liquid Petroleum Gas. It is used as a fuel in a range of applications including gas fires, gas barbeques, gas Water Heaters, gas stoves/ovens, gas boiler and air conditioners. It is very versatile, fast, clean, powerful, portable and most importantly, very safe (if installed correctly and following predefined gas laws).
LPG Is a modern, affordable alternative to electricity and since it comes in a bottle it can be moved from room to room, taken outdoors or even next door. It is supplied in various ways including canisters, cylinders and in bulk storage tanks.
In addition, LP Gas is an energy that responds instantly. There are no power cuts and it is non-toxic (not poisonous), clean-burning and non-pollutant to the atmosphere.
However, you need to take into consideration that LPG is flammable and heavier than air so it will settle and may accumulate in low spots such as drains and basements where it could present a fire, explosion or suffocation hazard.
This is why it is so important to make sure that you get a certified gas installer to install your gas appliance and that you get all your appliances serviced on an annual basis.
So what does it take to convert over to LPG?
First, you need to find an LPG Gas Safe Registered installer and tell him about your project converting over from oil to LPG.
He will advise you on what the best options are for your property, the gas storage location as well as the type of boiler you will need. He might also give you some advice on which gas supplier to contact to supply the gas as well as the storage cylinders or tanks.
Removing the oil boiler and installing a new Marine LPG gas boiler is usually quite a straightforward process, the pipework needs to be altered to connect to the new boiler. A nеw gаѕ ѕuррlу wіll nееd to bе run frоm thе gаѕ storage to whеrе thе nеw LPG bоіlеr іѕ lосаtеd. If you wаnt tо convert уоu’rе сооkіng fасіlіtіеѕ оvеr tо gаѕ, thеn a nеw gаѕ supply wіll аlѕо nееd tо be іnѕtаllеd. When it comes to buying new cooking appliances, most can be converted to work with LPG. The conversion process often involves replacing the burner jets. However, depending on what appliances you want converting will determine the size of the gas storage. If you only want gas for cooking, then all you need is 2 small gas bottles and a change over valve installed.
In a nutshell, gas boilers have many advantages and that makes it the option for your boat.