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Camaweigh LPG Filling

LPG filling scales are one of the types of special scales being offered by Camaweigh. LPG scales are primarily used for weighing and filling up LPG tanks. LPG is widely used all over the world for tons of applications. LPG or liquefied petroleum gas is also referred to as propane or butane. These are a mixture of flammable hydrocarbon gases which are used in everyday living. LPG is commonly are commonly used as fuel for cooking and heating appliances. LPG is also a well-known substitute to power vehicles.

Applications of LPG

As mentioned, liquefied petroleum gas is used in wide variety of applications. It is mainly put inside cylindrical tank containers in order to be sold and distributed. It has become a cost efficient way to heat homes and building rather than using electricity.


Besides using induction technology to heat up cooking equipment, LPG is being used because of it more affordable and attainable than induction technology which uses electricity. In Asia, almost every third world countries have liquefied petroleum gas as its primary source of fuel. However, due to the danger it has for causing fires, many establishments like condominiums and hotels have switch to induction technology for cooking purposes.

Alternative Vehicle Fuel

They are time when gasoline prices rose up to high prices that people looked for alternative source of power for everything including vehicles. As of today, thousands of car and vehicles have been converted for liquefied petroleum gas use. Liquefied petroleum gas is scrutinized because of its low energy density per liter than petrol, thus making its consumption higher per liter. In order to compensate for the higher LPG consumption that petrol, governments decides to lower the taxes imposed on it.

Advantages of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

• Liquefied petroleum gas or LPG has less carbon gases in it; therefore it produces up to 50% less carbon dioxide emissions compared to petrol. This is a great help to the growing global warming issue.
• LPG has high compression ratios. This means that you can fill a container with more LPG than petrol.
• It has a high calorific value of up to 80%, compared to gasoline. Vehicles and cars which used liquefied petroleum gas for combustion are said to last 50 percent longer.
• Based on scientific research, LPG produces the least amount of greenhouse gas emission of all fossil fuels Disadvantages
• Compared to petrol, liquefied petroleum gas produces 10 percent less power on a same engine.
• It has higher ignition temperature than petrol. This usually lowers the lifetime of the engines valves to 5 percent less.
• LPG cylinder tanks are quite heavy because they are made from thick reinforced steel in order to handle the large pressure inside it. This cylinder tank adds significant weight to the vehicle. This additional weight makes the engine work harder and, as a result, increases fuel consumption.

Importance of LPG Filling Scales

LPG filling scales are very useful in filling LPG cylindrical tanks safely and efficiently. LPG filling machines have been developed to ensure accurate LPG filling process. Camaweigh’s LPG filling machines are built with the mechanism capable of checking the amount of LPG inside a cylindrical tank and assessing if it needs to be filled. These functions are done through weighing the cylindrical tanks and measuring their output pressure. LPG filling tanks are generally bench scales which have additional accessory devices attached to it.

LPG Filling Process

The cylindrical tanks are filled with liquefied petroleum gas through an automated process. It is started by placing the LPG tank on the LPG filling scale. Different cylindrical tanks have different pressure capacities. This means that depending on its dimension, a cylindrical tank can handle a certain amount of pressure. An input hose is connected from the LPG filling machines device controller. This is the same controller device where an LPG main source is connected to. The LPG main source is where the filling machine will get liquefied petroleum gas from to transfer to the cylinder tank. The operator of inputs a specified range value into the controller, usually the pressure capacity of the tank. When the pressure value is reached the LPG-filling machine cuts off the supply from the LPG source tank.