Liquefied petroleum gas

By choosing SOCAR Gas you are opting for a high-grade, clean and efficient source of energy. The SOCAR quality standard is much higher than the usual product standards required for liquefied petroleum gas. Our management system, certified under ISO 9001:2015 (SQS registration number 11215), guarantees constant monitoring of product quality. This means that whenever you, the SOCAR customer, use our services, you can be sure you will receive top service quality. Technical support is provided by highly qualified specialists with many years of local and international experience in all relevant matters. SOCAR Gas is the number one choice!

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is a mixture of propane and butane derived from crude oil. Further processing in the refinery produces propane with a high degree of purity and low sulphur content.

Propane that meets quality standard DIN 51622 is a mixture of propane, propylene and butane, with propane by far the main constituent. Under this standard the usual commercially available gas appliances are designed to run perfectly well using all possible mixtures of these gases. SOCAR Gas has a much higher degree of purity, making it the ideal form of energy for all uses.

Liquefied gases are liquefied under pressure. In any gas container, whether canister or tank, gas and liquid exist in a balance that is temperature-dependent. As the temperature increases, so does the pressure, which for normal commercially available propane is around 8.5 bar at 20°C.

Increase your own safety by learning about the characteristics of liquefied petroleum gas.

Safe handling of liquefied petroleum gas
Safety fact sheet – German

LPG applications

LPG canisters and tanks are pressurised. The gas flows of its own accord (without need for any auxiliary energy input) to the outlet chosen by the user. It is therefore especially well-suited for outdoor uses such as barbecues, camping or cooking outside forest or mountain cabins. Commercial and industrial customers use it for welding and soldering, in processes requiring an open flame, in road works and when dehumidifying building interiors. By contrast, the main applications for LPG tanks are heating, hot water and combined heat and power generation.