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Need propane info (for trivia buffs, I guess)
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Tom A    Posted 04-08-2001 at 03:56:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey all,

anybody know how many pounds a gallon of propane weighs?

My wife has started a small business and we can easily track propane use by pounds with a scale. Unfortunately, everyone around here sells and prices it by gallons so it makes it a little hard in the early days doing cost estimates. So a conversion factor would be nice, if one of y'all has one.

Hope everyone's enjoying the weekend.
thanks for your help,
Tom


ramblineagle    Posted 04-08-2001 at 05:33:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
tom your local lp delivery driver should be able to tell you how much it weighs


TomH    Posted 04-08-2001 at 05:30:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Best source of information I've ever found is www.google.com - typed in "propane weight gallon". From the site below:

What are the properties of propane?
Formula C3H8
Boiling point, F, @ atmospheric press -44
Specific gravity of gas (air=1) @ 60F 1.53
Specific gravity of liquid (water=1) 0.51
Weight per gallon of liquid @ 60F, lbs 4.23
BTU per gallon (vaporized) 91,500
BTU per pound (vaporized) 21,560
BTU per Cubic Foot (vaporized) 2,500
Cu. Ft. of gas/gal. liquid @ 60F 36.5
Cu. Ft. of gas/lb. liquid @ 60F 8.55
Octane number (Iso-Octane 100) 125

Combustion Data:

Cu. Ft. Air required to burn 1
Cu. Ft. Gas required to burn 23.5
Ignition Temperature920 -1,020
Maximum Flame 3,600



Ray    Posted 04-20-2006 at 06:34:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What is the weight of one liter of propane. Thanks in advance, Ray


Tom A    Posted 04-08-2001 at 08:43:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Tom: thanks, exactly what I needed. Tom :-)


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