Molecular Model of Propane
History and Information of Propane
Propane was first identified as an inconsistent component in gasoline by Walter O. Snelling. The volatility of these lighter hydrocarbons caused them to be known as "wild" because of the high vapor pressures of unrefined gasoline. Snelling had produced relatively pure propane by 1911. A separate method of producing LP gas through compression was created by Frank Peterson and patented in 1912.
Facts About Propane
Propane is generally stored and transported in steel cylinders as a liquid with a vapor space above the liquid.
Propane is replacing wood and other traditional fuel sources.
In the U.S., over 190,000 on-road vehicles use propane, and over 450,000 forklifts use it for power.
Propane is commonly used as a propellant for Paintball and Airsoft guns, relying on the expansion of the gas to fire the projectile.
Propane is commonly used in theme parks and in the movie industry as an inexpensive, high-energy fuel for explosions and other special effects.