Are you a business who needs a local gas or electricity provider?
If your business has access to the natural gas network (in Western Australia), consider choosing Kleenheat natural gas for your daily operations. Alternatively, Kleenheat also supplies gas to businesses in WA and in the Northern Territory, with our liquified petroleum gas (or LPG) gas cylinders and bulk storage options.
Did you know Kleenheat also provides electricity to eligible customers? If your business spends more than $1,000 on electricity per month (>50 MWh per year), you may be contestable, so contacting Kleenheat might save you money!
Why am I hearing more about LNG now-a-days?
LNG is a safe, low cost, clean burning fuel in comparison to traditional oil-derived fuels. Since 2008, mining operations in the Goldfields and Mid-West have been able to operate on LNG as an alternative to diesel, with six mine sites (soon to be seven in September 2019), now powered by EVOL LNG. Using LNG on mine-sites, is economically beneficial and reduces negative environmental side effects.
What’s the difference between natural gas, LPG and LNG?
Remember the periodic table? Well you don’t have to, but here’s some science fun!
The main difference between Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and Natural Gas (NG) is that they are made up from the same elements, but in different quantities.
LPG is primarily propane (C3H8, or three carbons and eight hydrogens) or butane (C4H10, or 4 carbons and 10 hydrogens) and natural gas is primarily methane (CH4, or one carbon and 4 hydrogens).
As a result of the atomic make up, there are other differences, such as density, energy content, storage needs, combustion requirements and delivery methods. Consequently, natural gas is piped into residential, commercial and industrial properties, whilst LPG is often supplied via gas cylinders.
LNG is a clear, colourless, non-toxic cryogenic liquid that is produced when natural gas is cooled to minus 161ºC at atmospheric pressure. LNG is cooled down to a liquid form and stored in spherical tanks, so that it can be stored on ships or road-trains safely and with ease and then transported over long distances.
The primary component of LNG is methane (CH4, or one carbon and four hydrogens), but LNG also commonly contains small amounts of ethane, propane, butane and nitrogen.
What’s that smell?
You might be familiar with the smell of gas? Well actually, gas is odourless and tasteless! What you are actually smelling is the methyl mercaptan which is added to natural gas and LPG to make it detectable in case of leaks. Ethyl mercaptan, is a harmless chemical, that contains sulfur, which makes it smell.
Fortunately, Kleenheat takes care of the science and the delivery, so you can enjoy the gas flow safely and without too much thought.
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Kleenheat delivers safe and reliable natural gas, LPG and electricity to thousands of WA businesses across WA and the Northern Territory, tailoring energy solutions to suit specific needs and budgets.