How to Fine Tune LPG Vaporizer


Liquid propane gas (or LPG) vaporizers are used with consuming equipment, such as process burners, boilers, radiant heaters and BBQs. Cylinders or tanks are filled with liquid propane. During a heating process the liquid propane turns to vapor. The vapor emitted from the LPG vaporizer is consumed by your equipment. Factors like temperature, propane-tank size, propane-tank fill level and the vapor requirements of your consuming equipment affect the way your LPG vaporizer functions.

  • Follow your consumer-equipment instructions. The owner's manual lets you know how much vapor is needed for your consumer equipment. Make sure your propane tank is producing enough vapor for your consumer equipment (e.g., process burners, boilers, radiant heaters, BBQs).

  • Select the best propane tank for your needs. Size and fill levels vary among propane tanks. Larger, fuller propane tanks give off much more vapor than smaller tanks.

  • Store the propane tank in an appropriate setting. Make sure the storage area is at least -44 degrees F. Liquid propane boils at -44 degrees F and gives off a minimal amount of vapor pressure.

  • Place the propane tank in an area hotter than -44 degree F. Exposure to higher temperatures makes the liquid propane boil faster and produces more vapor emissions.

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