3 Things You May Not Know about Propane
- Compared with other fuels, propane is much less combustible. When propane is combined with air, the source of ignition must be at least 940° — that’s twice as hot as the temperature required to ignite gasoline.
- Propane is an essential fuel for nearly 900,000 farms in the United States. It’s used for irrigation pumps, for drying crops and ripening fruit and for space heaters, water heaters, generators and refrigerators.
- Autogas, a propane-based motor fuel, is the third-most-popular vehicle fuel, next to gasoline and diesel. Because it’s so safe and cost-effective, autogas is now being used for buses, fleet trucks, forklifts, farm tractors and lawn mowers.
Source: Propane Education and Research Council.