There are many things that keep business owners awake at night; staff, suppliers, the taxman…however being located off the mains gas grid does not need to be one of them.
There are a number of headaches commonly associated with some off-grid fuels, but not with LPG. Here are just a few of the things you don’t need to worry about when using LPG to fuel your business:
1. Running out
Not only is LPG widely available across the UK, many LPG suppliers offer tanks fitted with technology that monitors your gas level for you. So no need to put reordering in the company calendar, this can all be taken care of by your supplier.
LPG can be up to five times more efficient than traditional fuels as a high proportion of its energy content is converted into heat. In addition, LPG offers a stable temperature control. All of this means it is perfect for heating, drying and cooking processes.
Many warehouses and manufacturing facilities use LPG to fuel their forklift fleet as it is more powerful than its electric counterparts and can be used both indoor and outdoor, unlike the diesel alternative that is too polluting to be used in an indoor environment.
LPG provides instant heat and is used by many businesses to deliver instant hot water, providing savings by eliminating storage and unnecessary heating costs.
With LPG forklifts, the vehicles can be refueled in minutes, delivering 24/7 operational capabilities with virtually no downtime in contrast to electric FLTs.
4. Maintenance costs
Particularly when taking whole life costs into account, a switch from oil to LPG can lead to significant savings. A cleaner fuel than oil, and with a lower carbon content, using LPG means chimneys and flues require less cleaning and that pipework and filters are under less strain. By opting for LPG, businesses can reduce the overall maintenance costs associated with their heating systems.
With regulatory obligations driving demand for cleaner energy sources, LPG is fast gaining ground as a low-carbon, future-friendly solution. Legislation such as the Energy related Products (ErP) directive can make alternative, more polluting fuel sources either obsolete or too expensive, whilst LPG as a cleaner fuel means it is more likely to comply with future legislative requirements.
A highly adaptable fuel, LPG can be used for a wide variety of applications, as well as heating and cooking, therefore there is no need to worry about needing multiple energy sources.
7. Future low carbon requirements
There are a large range of renewable energies available such as solar, biomass and wind. However, relying solely on a renewable energy source can be problematic. A flexible gas, LPG can be used alongside the latest low carbon technologies to meet the needs of businesses looking to boost their green credentials.
For more information on how LPG can help your business, please click here.
By Rob Shuttleworth, Chief Executive, UKLPG