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There are few things more colourful than a hot air balloon race. 

Hot air balloons are also the oldest form of human flight, going back to 1783! 

But exactly how do they work?

Hot Air Rises

The basic principle of hot air balloon flight is based on the fact that hot air rises. 

The air within the “envelope” (fabric air bag) is heated by an LPG burner. 

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Is LPG (Propane) a Fossil Fuel?

Is LPG-Propane Renewable Energy Source?

"Yes"… LPG is a low-carbon fossil fuel. And, YES, we now know how to make propane renewable energy.

LPG comes from drilling oil and gas wells.

It is a fossil fuel that does not occur in isolation.

LPG is found naturally in combination with other hydrocarbons, typically crude oil and natural gas.

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Is LPG-Propane Toxic? Can Propane Fumes Kill You? LPG Gas Leak Effects

LPG (Propane) is a colourless, odourless, non-toxic gas and is also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL.

It is flammable, so it needs to be treated with respect.

However, overall LPG has an excellent safety record.

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Can Propane Tanks Explode - Can Gas Cylinders Explode - Propane Tank Explosion - Is Propane Explosive

Can propane tanks explode (can gas cylinders explode)? Propane is explosive and propane can explode but a propane-LPG tank explosion is actually very rare. Propane tanks (gas cylinders) can explode but not easily or often. It is actually really hard to have a propane tank explode.

Propane explosions are almost always caused by a leaking gas accumulating in an enclosed space, combined with an ignition source, often not even close to the cylinder, not an LPG tank explosion.

However, if you listen to the news, you would think that propane-LPG tank explosion (gas cylinder explosion) or propane-LPG explosions are happening all the time.

How could they get it so wrong?

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Building a Submarine with Old LPG Tanks

People do some amazing things.

For example, 3 American farmers, in the state of Kentucky, decided to build their own submarine using recycled LPG storage tanks.

Best of all, it actually worked. Christened the Kraken, after the mythical sea monster, they ‘sailed’ it down to 10 meters underwater and lived to tell about it!

Read all about how they did it and watch the video….

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