Calor Gas Hire

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We stock Patio, Propane & Butane gas for sale. For customers purchasing gas without an exchange bottle we require an initial deposit. The deposit is retained by us until such time as gas is no longer required and the final bottle is returned, at which point the deposit is refunded.

For prices on all gas products please contact your nearest branch!

Gas stocked by Thames Valley Hire Services Ltd:

Patio Gas (propane) – use for patio heaters and for gas barbeques in the following sizes:

Patio Gas – 5kg cylinder: 

  • Height: 314mm
  • Diameter: 306mm
  • Regulator type: 27mm clip on
  • Recommended offtake: 10 kW (0.72 kg/h)

Patio Gas – 13kg cylinder: 

  • Height: 580mm
  • Diameter: 315mm
  • Regulator type: 27mm clip on
  • Recommended offtake: 15 kW (1.05 kg/h)

Propane Gas – Industrial gas in various bottle sizes for a wide variety of uses:

Propane Gas –  3.9kg cylinder:

  • Height: 340mm
  • Diameter: 240mm
  • Uses: Mainly used for industrial and domestic plumbing torches, small burners and gas appliances.
  • Regulators for all propane cylinders are screw on, left hand thread and have the thread on the inside
  • Regulator Type: POL screw connection (propane)
  • Recommended offtake: 7.5 kW (0.53kg/h)

Propane Gas –  6kg cylinder:

  • Height: 495mm
  • Diameter: 256mm
  • Uses: introduced by Calor for winter caravanning
  • Regulator type: POL screw connection (propane)
  • Recommended offtake: 11 kW (0.77 kg/h)

Propane Gas –  13kg cylinder:

  • Height: 580mm
  • Diameter: 315mm
  • Uses: popular with owners of canal and narrow boats for cooking and heating. Also used in catering vans and industrial appliances such as shrink wrap guns and factory floor sweepers
  • Regulator type: POL screw connection (propane)
  • Recommended offtake: 15 kW (1.05 kg/h)

Propane Gas –  19kg cylinder:

  • Ideal for running blown air heaters.
  • Also a favourite with outdoor caterers for use with LPG generators.
  • To be used with screw in regulator

Propane Gas –  47kg cylinder:

  • Ideal for large heaters and generators that are running for long periods in commercial and outdoor locations.
  • To be used with screw in regulator

Butane Gas –  a near equivalent gas to propane used mainly for domestic heating and for leisure use heating and cooking.

Butane Gas – 4.5 kg cylinder

  • Height: 340mm
  • Diameter: 240 mm
  • Uses: ideal for camping (anything with a single burner or a small light)
  • Regulator type: union 109 connection (butane)
  • Recommended offtake: 5 kW (0.42 kg/h)

Butane Gas – 7.0 kg cylinder

  • Height: 495mm
  • Diameter: 256mm
  • Uses: ideal for summer caravanning and portable heaters
  • Regulator type: 21mm clip on butane
  •  Recommended offtake: 7 kW (0.5 kg/h)

Butane Gas – 15.0 kg cylinder

  • Height: 580 mm
  • Diameter: 318 mm
  • Uses: predominantly used for portable heaters
  • Regulator type: 21mm clip on butane
  • Recommended offtake: 9.9 kW (0.7kg/h)

Our Guide to Using Propane &  Butane Safely

When using Calor Propane or Butane do

  • Do treat a cylinder with care to ensure that the valve is not damaged.
  • Do always use cylinders in the upright position.
  • Do return the cylinder when empty or when not in use for long period.
  • Do read the instructions and labels provided with your appliance and keep them handy for future reference.
  • Do keep your appliance clean and have it serviced regularly.
  • Do ensure there is an adequate supply of fresh air in the room where the appliance is being used.
  • Do try to exchange full for empty cylinders out of doors.
  • Do be careful when lifting cylinders.

When using Calor Propane or Butane don’t..

  • Don’t subject a cylinder to heat as the pressure inside could build up to exceed the safe limit!
  • Don’t attempt to disconnect or unscrew a regulator from any cylinder if the flame does not go out when the cylinder handwheel is turned off.
  • Don’t when using a 4.5kg butane cylinder use the rubber washer from the protective black cap as a sealing washer.
  • Don’t store or use cylinders in cellars or below ground level.
  • Don’t attempt to force a regulator of one size on to a cylinder’s valve of another size. If you have any difficulties contact us and have the appliance checked.
  • Don’t improvise or modify your gas appliance.
  • Don’t obstruct access to cylinders.

Understand how your cylinder works:

An LPG cylinder is a pressure vessel made from 2mm to 3mm mild steel plate and of welded construction. The surface of a cylinder in direct contact with the LPG is known as the wetted area.  A ‘full’ cylinder is not actually full of liquid, space internally being left for expansion of the liquid and a supply of compressed vapour (which occupys the space above the surface of the liquid).  The percentage fill varies with the size of cylinder, but a maximum fill is normally 80 to 87% of the total cylinder internal volume.  When the cylinder valve is opened, Lliquid Petroleum Gas –  LPG –  is pushed out of the vessel by the pressure and, as a result, the pressure above the liquid is reduced.  The liquid takes in heat from the cylinder and also the outside atmosphere and begins to boil, giving off vapour.  As the conversion of liquid to gas continues, the liquid level slowly falls. When the valve is closed again the pressure inside will rebuild up to the vapour pressure of the liquid, irrespective of how much liquid is left in the bottle.

Differences between Propane & Butane Gas

Propane and butane are two similar gases used for heating and other fuel applications. Although proponents of each gas hold theirs to be the superior, both have benefits and disadvantages. Butane burns more cleanly and provides more energy, but propane is a better choice for situations in which temperatures may drop below freezing. Ultimately, the gases are quite similar, and the choice between the two largely depends on the availability and intended use of the product.

 

 

 

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