Butane is a hydrocarbon fuel refined from crude oil. It is sold bottled as a fuel for cooking and camping. When blended with Propane and other hydrocarbons, it is referred to commercially as LPG.
- Highly flammable
- Sweet odour but usually a stenchant is added for safety
|Gas density||2.52 Kg/m3|
|Critical pressure||38 bar|
Butane is mostly refined from crude oil. It is liquefied under pressure and transported in tanks and then filled into cylinders for use as a fuel.
Butane is highly flammable and in high concentrations may also cause asphyxiation and death. In low concentrations butane may cause narcotic effects. Symptoms may include dizziness, headache, nausea and loss of co-ordination. For more detail on the hazards associated with butane check the Safety Data sheet.