Liquefied Petroleum Gas Systems: A Review On Desing And Sizing Guidelines

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Diego Venegas-Vásconez
César Ayabaca-Sarria
Salvatore Reina-Guzman
Luis Tipanluisa-Sarchi
Óscar Farías-Fuentes


Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a fossil fuel widely used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. LPG systems must be designed and sized under minimum safety standards, which are established in national and international regulations. An LPG system is composed of fuel storage containers, pipelines, valves, meters, consumption equipment, and protection and safety elements. These must be sized and selected to withstand the action of the fuel gas and the working conditions to which they will be subjected. This document presents a review of the most important points to consider in the design and sizing of an LPG system based on the most representative international regulations.