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2001\03\14@202452 by Kevin Maciunas

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On 14 Mar 2001 17:10:06 -0800, John Gardner wrote:
> Don't know what's std in the UK, but small cylinders designed to
> supply vapor CAN be inverted to draw off liquid - I fill portable
> bottles this way.
>      Caveat - Imperative that bottles not be over-filled.
> For those unacquainted with LPG, it is stored as a liquid under
> pressure. While the fire danger is nominal, dangerous pressures
> can evolve in an improperly designed, constructed, or OVER-FILLED
> system. Nothing to fool around with if you don't know what you're
> about, so make sure you do...

Just to add my $0.02 to this discussion - what is said above is
absolutely critical.  If you fill the container with no headspace, you
build a *powerful* bomb.  You can experience a BLEVE - Boiling Liquid
Expanding Vapour Explosion.  Having seen what a 9Kg LPG cylinder can do
in a BLEVE situation, I'd urge extreme conservatism!  Contact your local
fire brigade for information on BLEVEs if you feel uncertain, most
brigades have at least one training video showing a BLEVE.  Quite
disturbing.  Here in Australia, we have LPG powered vehicles and they
are designed for a maximum 80% fill, to permit enough headspace.  They
also have over-pressure valves etc etc.


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