1) What is LPG?

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) describes hydrocarbons that exist in a gaseous state at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure. They can easily be liquefied when subjected to moderate pressures with an appreciable decrease in volume. The mix of gas hydrocarbons mainly consists of propane and butane.

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2) What benefits does LPG offer?

The main benefits of LPG include its low environmental impact, wide range of uses, easy storage and distribution, and high calorific value.

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3) What types of supply options are available?

The following options are available:

  • litre-based supply where the user must order replenishments before stocks run out.
  • meter-based supply where the distributor deals with replenishment
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4) Are there any tax incentives relating to LPG?

The following tax incentives are available for LPG:

  • 10% VAT rate for farms, manufacturers or domestic users with metres who do not use the product for heating;
  • reductions in mountain areas or areas where methane is not available and the local council has issued specific regulations;
  • reductions on the purchase of LPG for industrial use following special request submitted to the relevant customs department.
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5) What is the LPG storage system?

The liquid petroleum gas (LPG) storage system basically consists of one or more tanks of suitable capacity equipped with safety/operation/control devices, and is designed and manufactured in compliance with European directives and harmonised standards for pressure equipment.

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6) What types of LPG storage tanks are available?

Tanks are classed according to their storage capacity. CPS srl can provide horizontal and vertical tanks with capacities ranging from 300 litres to 13,000 litres. Visit the Products and Solution section for more information on our products.

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7) How are tanks installed?

Tanks can be installed above ground and underground. Both types carry out the same functions and have the same accessories.

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8) How are tanks provided?

Tanks provided by CPS srl come complete with all accessories, service and safety devices and required certification. See the section on Products and Solutions – Equipment

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9) How can tanks be purchased?

Contact the relevant department on our Contact us page

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10) What DOES existing legislation STATE?

All LPG plants are subject to fire prevention standards that outline the conditions required for installing LPG tanks. Fire prevention regulations are set out in Ministerial Decree of 14 May 2004 amended by Ministerial Decree of 4 March 2014.

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11) What distances are to be observed when installing tanks?

Tanks must be installed in accordance with the requirements set out in Ministerial Decree of 14 May 2004 amended by Ministerial Decree of 4 March 2014. – Section III. Distances from hazardous elements can only be halved in the cases permitted by existing legislation for underground tanks.

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12) What should I know about storage protection enclosures?

Stored hazardous elements must be situated in special restricted areas with metal fencing at least 180 cm in height and a door that can be opened outwards and locked and/or padlocked. CPS srl can offer a viable alternative to conventional enclosures for underground tanks on private property open to the public. According to Ministerial Decree of 4 March 2014, protection is deemed comparable if it is made of a structure that is not combustible, contains the pit with all hazardous items stored, and is ventilated and padlocked.

CPS can provide prefabricated cement enclosures complete with metal covers and safety locks to protect accessories for underground tanks of any type and capacity.

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