Possible Uses

Possible Uses

ButanGas provides its resources, knowledge and the continuous collaboration with industrial partners who are leaders in different sectors in order to identify possible areas of intervention, to analyze consumption and energy requirements and to evaluate proposals which – thanks to the use of LPG – would make the production process more efficient, simple, clean and cheap.


ButanGas LPG is an excellent fuel for room heating, but it has been also increasingly used for cooling, thanks to innovative machines such as pumps gas heat, which transform heat into cold.

Industry and handcraft

LPG is applied to nearly all the industrial fields: from food to metallurgy, flame-cutting, glass and paper, pottery, precious metals, drying sludge and sewage, flaming stone, leather processing, heat metal treatment, heat treatment in footwear, production, processing and thermoforming of plastic, shrink packaging, drying paint, plastic foams processing, production of asphalt, sealing, welding, drying plaster, paint stripping, refrigerations, laundries, roasters, etc.

Agriculture and livestock uses

LPG favours a working context such as agriculture and livestock, characterized by wide areas difficult to be reached by other fuels. The most common uses involve drying processes, canning and food processing industry, slaughter, wine production and poultry-farming.

But LPG plays a fundamental role both in agriculture and livestock, in all those cases where an easily transportable fuel allows to have energy everywhere, at a low cost and in an extremely easy way. Applications which imply the use in open field, such as the pyroherbicide or hot air generators used in farming, would not be possible without such a versatile, practical and clean fuel.

LPG is non-toxic and free of residues resulting from the combustion. Therefore it is perfect for the cultivation of organic products.

Business accommodation

The isolated displacement, the need for a high and constant efficiency, the possibility of supplying all the equipments and the absence of fixed costs in the bill often make LPG the ideal fuel for many kinds of activities, such as hotels, restaurants, shopping centers, spas and care homes: they can find in it a reliable ally, safe and environmentally friendly.

Extremely popular are the “mushrooms” LPG to heat the terraces of the bars and restaurants.

Cogeneration and trigeneration

Cogeneration is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single energy source; through trigeneration you can also obtain cooling.

These techniques represent a new energy model based on distributed generation. They have been rapidly developing in the industrial sector, because they offer reliable economic and environmental benefits, such as:

  • full or partial self-production of electricity, heating and cooling needs;
  • economical and management savings as regards separate productions;
  • better efficiency;
  • no loss due to electricity transport;
  • reduction in pollutant emissions;
  • government incentives.

The development of Microcogeneration (0-50 kW) and Small Cogeneration (50-100 kW) in civil consumptions can be considered strategic.

The cogeneration technology allows to exploit at its best the energy characteristics of a versatile and clean fuel, with a high calorific value such as LPG.

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