Which Type of Gas Of To Choose

by Sarah
(Normandy, France)

Hello David,

Really useful site, thanks for answering our questions.

I'd like to know what you and others could recommend for type of gas. i know propane stands up to lower temperatures, but butane is much more easily available here in rural France.

I'm setting up a food truck specializing in vegetarian catering, and will be doing a fair amount of baking. I'm about to buy a small lincat gas range , which is now available in propane or butane versions.

This oven, plus possibly a water heater, is all I'll be running on gas.

I have a gas bottle compartment (box) at the front of my trailer.

Do you have any advice?


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Apr 23, 2014
LPG Gas Info
by: Brian

Hello Sarah,

The appliance will run on either propane or butane, in the uk that is 28mb for butane, 37mb for propane.

As a rule you need 1kg/hour for each 14 kilowatts appliance power, use he largest bottles possible to avoid freezing.

Uk regulations are that you have a single accessible emergency control valve, that falls to safety and is identified as the primary emergency shut off.

The gas box must be ventilated at high and low level (1% each on floor area) and the box is 30 fire rated, cylinders must be restrained and highly flammable warning signage outside.

When I work at music festivals inspecting caterers, I usually turn to vegetarian food by the second day on site. They have proved to be some of the most conscientious and ethical traders I've encountered.


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