Propane (C3H8) is a colorless and highly flammable liquefied gas—although it has the lowest flammability range of any of the commonly available fuel gases. As a constituent of natural gas, it is obtained by refining and processing natural gas. Propane is heavier than air, with both a primary and secondary flash temperature. It is one of the main components in liquid petroleum gas (LPG) along with butane. As the ratios of these LPG gases vary from one supplier to another, the flame properties can also differ.

Propane is clean burning and non-toxic, and is not harmful to soil or water.

Propane Applications

Propane is widely used as a car fuel—it is the third most popular vehicle fuel in the world, behind gasoline and diesel—although it is also popular for industrial and domestic heating. Although most people use it for their gas grills, its clean burning characteristics make propane ideal for a wide range of industrial and agricultural applications. These include oxy-propane cutting and brazing, soldering, preheating, heat treatment, shrink-wrapping, drying crops, heating greenhouses and livestock sheds as well as for flame-weeding and pest control. It is also employed in its pure form as the fuel gas in flame photometers. Beyond heating and cooking, propane gas is now used commonly to fuel forklifts, generators, commercial-grade mowers, and irrigation engines.

As a specialty gas, it is used in mixtures to calibrate process control analyzers in the petrochemical industry. It is also employed as a refrigerant and in refrigerant blends and as an aerosol propellant. Other applications include controlled atmospheres in metallurgy, the production of various chemicals, efficiency testing of gas burners and engines and calibration gas mixtures.

Propane Gas Supplier

Minneapolis Oxygen provides propane in a variety of sizes. From 5 to 100 pound cylinders and large bulk tanks, we provide propane supply and service you can rely on.

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Propane Cylinder Sizing Chart

Cylinder handling & storage equipment

MO2 has the cylinder handling and storage equipment to make your life easier. Safely store and easily transport compressed gas cylinders using properly designed carts and carriers.

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Don’t compromise on safety when you’re moving cylinders. We carry:

  • Big 40 Trailer
  • Cylinder Carts
  • Cylinder Trucks
  • Cylinder Stands
  • Cylinder Racks


Store your gas cylinders safely and securely with our equipment:

  • Cylinder Rings
  • Tank Stand
  • Brackets
  • Liquid Cylinders