What is a Vaporizer
A vaporizer is a device that transforms liquid phase LPG to vapor phase LPG.
How does a vaporizer work?
- A vaporizer can be heated electrically via the heating elements in the vaporizer water chamber. The heated water in the water chamber in turn provides the heat to the LPG liquid.
- The heating is controlled within a temperature range.
- The controlled temperature range of 70°C to 80°C provides optimal vaporization of liquid LPG without the breakdown of heavy ends.
- Some vaporizers can be heated up via a regulated flow of hot water which is fed through the vaporizer to provide the heat needed.
Why are vaporizers needed?
- When vapor LPG from natural vaporization is not enough to meet high LPG consumption demands, a vaporizer can assist to provide the sufficient vaporization rate required. So vaporizers are needed when consumption is greater than natural vaporization.
- Advantages of using vaporizers
- Maximize the usage of liquid LPG in the storage tank.
- Higher flexibility and fewer refills.
- Achieve efficient and constant vaporization rate regardless of the liquid LPG level and temperature in the tank.
- Constant mix of propane and butane.
How is the vaporizer installed?
- The vaporizer is connected at the outlet of the liquid LPG line of the tank. The vapor outlet of the vaporizer is piped to a set of regulators to further reduce the pressure of the vapor phase LPG to suit the working pressure of the burners.
- Open-air installations – advisable to provide weather protection.
- An inlet strainer and an oil separator at the outlet are recommended.
- Fresh water is to be added fully into the vaporizer water chamber.
- Place the vaporizer on solid foundation such as a concrete slab.
- Pipe connections must be firmly supported on both sides of the vaporizer.
- Electrical connections must suit the category and specifications.
Where are vaporizers used?
- Factories and production facilities that require LPG vapor as fuel for all sorts of burners.
- Residential areas – for cooking and heating in the home
- Hotels and restaurants