Commercial Propane – Serving Your Business
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Propane for Forklifts — And More
Propane-powered forklifts produce 19 percent fewer emissions than gasoline forklifts and 7 percent fewer emissions than diesel forklifts. Additionally, when you take in total site-to-source emissions, propane’s total emissions are fewer than electricity. Propane-powered forklifts can operate more quickly than electric, which boosts productivity outdoors where faster speeds are allowed. Additionally, propane only requires a quick and easy cylinder switch, which can be faster than charging a battery. Propane has a proven and trusted track record in material handling.
Propane fuels 670,000 forklifts in U.S. factories and warehouses. Choosing forklifts that run on American-made propane reduces dependence on foreign oil and keeps jobs at home. With more than 70 percent of propane production coming from domestic natural gas, the U.S. produces enough of its own propane to exceed customer demand.
Commercial gas furnaces are self-contained units that supply heated air to condition a wide variety of spaces. With zoned heating capabilities, capacity from 44,000 up to more than 1 million Btu/h, and efficiency levels of 80-98.5 percent, these furnaces can meet very specific commercial demands. And with heated air leaving a propane furnace at a significantly warmer temperature than some electric options, spaces are heated steadily and with reliable comfort.
Versatile, proven, efficient, and dependable, propane storage tank water heaters offer a great solution for many commercial applications. They are ideal for both new construction and as replacement units in existing buildings, with superior hot water delivery, reduced energy costs, and faster recovery rates compared with standard electric storage tank units. Featuring storage tank capacities, often 100 gallons or more, and the ability to heat water up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, commercial storage tank water heaters are a more robust version of common residential units.
Propane cooking equipment delivers professional-grade performance while decreasing fuel consumption and providing convenience and functionality in any commercial kitchen. Featuring greater temperature control, instant-on burners, greater capacity levels, even heat distribution, and design flexibility, it’s easy to see why professional chefs and designers prefer gas ranges, cooktops, and ovens over electric models. The Energy Star program also labels several kinds of propane kitchen equipment such as ovens and fryers. Specifying this equipment helps reduce the energy costs for establishments, adding directly to the bottom line.
Commercial propane generators provide supplemental power for a building’s electrical loads when the electric grid is interrupted. They are typically installed as fully automated systems that ramp up quickly for almost immediate power and hands-off operation. Generators with capacities from 5-400 kW are available in single and three phase configurations and voltages of 120, 240, and 480. Propane-powered standby generators offer clear advantages when considering fuel storage, fuel maintenance, and reliability. The indefinite shelf life of propane makes it an ideal fuel for generators.
Propane is used increasingly for vehicle fuels. In the U.S., 190,000 on-road vehicles use propane, and 450,000 forklifts use it for power. It is the third most popular vehicle fuel in America, behind gasoline and diesel. In other parts of the world, propane used in vehicles is known as autogas. About 13 million vehicles worldwide use autogas.
Propane is also used as fuel for small engines, especially those used indoors or in areas with insufficient fresh air and ventillation to carry away the toxic exhaust of an engine running on gasoline or diesel. More recently, there have been lawn care products like string trimmers, lawn mowers and leaf blowers intended for outdoor use but fueled by propane to reduce air pollution.
More than 1 million commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants and laundromats use propane in the same way a homeowner does: for heating and cooling air, heating water, cooking, refrigeration, drying clothes, barbecuing, and lighting. More than 350,000 industrial sites rely on it for space heating, brazing, soldering, cutting, heat treating, annealing, vulcanizing, and many other uses. Petrochemical industries use propane in the manufacture of plastics.
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