When it comes to industrial processes, efficiency, precision and safety are paramount. Various industries, from food and beverage production to pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals, rely heavily on a range of gases. Among these gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) stands out as a versatile and cost-effective energy source. To exploit its full potential, industries use a key tool known as an LPG blender. In this article, we will delve into the world of LPG mixers, exploring what they are, how they work and their various industrial applications.
What is an LPG blender?
An LPG blender, short for Liquefied Petroleum Gas, is a specialised piece of equipment designed to blend LPG with air. This precise control of proportions is essential as it allows industry to tailor the composition of LPG to specific applications by completely replacing Natural Gas or to use LPG with NG in any proportion. The mixer ensures a consistent and homogeneous gas mixture, which is key to maintaining optimum performance and safety in various industrial processes without interfering with the internal infrastructure of the supply system.
How does the LPG mixer work?
The LPG gas phase, which is formed in the vaporiser, is not directly identical to natural gas. LPG/air mixers create a gas mixture with the right properties, allowing users to switch seamlessly between natural gas supply from the distribution network and a back-up system based on LPG. This all happens without the need to make changes to burner settings, boilers etc.
The simplest LPG/SNG Blenders are mixing devices based on the Venturi tube phenomenon. For more powerful units designed for high-pressure installations, AES uses patented blenders with an adjustable piston.
LPG mixers play an indispensable role in a variety of industrial applications, offering precise control of the SNG composition for increased efficiency and safety. These versatile machines enable industries to optimise processes, improve product quality and reduce environmental impact.