What is flammable gas

By Milan Boer on Sep 28 in Blog.

The definition of flammable gas is: Flammable gases are explosive when they are mixed with air or oxygen in the right proportions. Examples of flammable gases are propane, hydrogen, butane, methane, ethylene, acetylene, ammonia, ethane and silane.



What is flammable gas? Flammable gases come in a wide variety, but they all got one common denominator; flammable gas will burn when it is in the presence/ mix of an oxidant and provided with a source of ignition. In this month’s SEMA Gases blog we will continue on the topic of flammable gases.

1) Definition of flammable gas

So we know the answer to the question what is flammable gas now, but what is the correct interpretation? The definition of flammable gas is: Flammable gases are explosive when they are mixed with air or oxygen in the right proportions. Examples of flammable gases are propane, hydrogen, butane, methane, ethylene, acetylene, ammonia, ethane and silane.

2) Types of flammable gas

  1. Propane
  2. Hydrogen
  3. Butane
  4. Methane
  5. Ethylene
  6. Acetylene
  7. Ammonia
  8. Ethane
  9. Silane

As mentioned in the definition of flammable gases there are different sorts of flammable gases. Gases that will burn under the right circumstances are propane, hydrogen, butane, methane, ethylene, acetylene, ammonia, ethane and silane.

3) How to store flammable gas

Storing a flammable gas needs more precautions than regular gas types. Because of the fact that propane, hydrogen, butane, methane, ethylene, acetylene, ammonia, ethane and silane gas are all flammable, and therefore dangerous gas, it is essential to store these gas safely and correctly. Store flammable gas in a cold, closable and dark area is critical. Keep the cylinders away from any form of heat, sparks, flames or hot surfaces at all costs. Keep the area where you store the flammable gas ventilated and cold, and away from any consumable beverages.



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