What is LPG?
Liquified Petroleum Gas
The term LPG Liquified Petroleum Gas. LPG is commonly used for domestic cooking purpose. It is supplied in gas cylinders that need to be replaced when their fuel contents are consumed. The supply in gas cylinders contains a mixture of liquified butane and iso-butane under pressure. LPG is used as a cooking fuel. This is also used in water heater, space heater, and furnaces.
Moreover LPG is highly combustible and forms an explosive mixture with air, therefore any leakage to make gas leakage easily detectable some strong smelling substance is added to LPG. Before igniting the match stick we should be sure that there is no such smell near the gas cylinder or in the Kichen.