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What Is Commercial Propane Used For?

Written on: December 25, 2023

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commercial propane equipment palm beach, fl As a business owner, you need to walk a tightrope between delivering a great product or service at a good value while managing efficiency and controlling cost. That’s why you should know all the benefits of commercial propane. Propane is efficient, ecofriendly and safe.

What’s more, it’s a versatile fuel that has a wide range of commercial uses, including agricultural and landscaping uses; industrial, construction and warehouse needs, such as forklifts; hospitality and food service, and more.

Here are just a few of the biggest areas where propane powers commercial equipment:

  1. Commercial cooktops, grills, griddles and fryers, including for food trucks
  2. Water heating for industrial laundry, commercial dishwashing
  3. Outdoor space heating
  4. Barn and greenhouse heaters
  5. Crop-drying equipment
  6. Flame weeders
  7. Mowers
  8. Groundskeeping equipment
  9. Golf carts
  10. Forklifts
  11. Generators
  12. Welding equipment
  13. Asphalt heaters
  14. Concrete grinders
  15. Saws
  16. Dust extractors
  17. Pressure washers
  18. Small cranes
  19. Water pumps
  20. Floor buffers

Why Propane?

What makes propane so effective for commercial applications? Compared to other heating fuels, including electricity, propane heats quickly and burns cleanly, and leaves a smaller carbon footprint. Propane costs on average 2.5 times less per Btu than heating with electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, it’s safe, with a very narrow range of flammability.

Power of Propane

More practically, when it comes to powering equipment like forklifts, propane will keep your warehouse, construction, or industrial facilities running smoothly with less downtime.

Propane-fueled forklifts can be used outdoors in wet conditions, unlike electric-powered forklifts. Propane-powered forklifts also handle heavy loads better and are more capable when it comes to inclines. And, they will operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder. An electric forklift loses power as the battery drains. Refueling is quick and easy with replaceable cylinders and our convenient cylinder exchange service. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours, slowing down operations.
In addition to forklifts, propane can be used to power a wide range of equipment, including.

Propane puts less wear on equipment, keeping it out of the shop and keeping your operations running smoothly.

Turning Up the Heat

Because propane heats so quickly, it’s an excellent fuel for any application requiring hot water. Propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon. That makes them ideal for industrial laundry machines and commercial dishwashers, as well as for water heating for hotels and spas. Compact tankless propane water heaters can provide hot water to guest rooms on demand, rather than keeping huge tanks of water hot. Hospitals and nursing facilities have similar water-heating needs to hotels.

Propane Is Clean and Green

From hospitality to manufacturing, customers are paying more attention to the environmental choices all along the supply chain. When it comes to environmental impact, propane gas is a good choice. It burns cleanly, and produces minimal emissions. Propane also doesn’t harm soil or groundwater – an important factor when it comes to determining whether a fuel is “green.”

Propane is also made in the U.S.A. Propane is an American energy source. About 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated. Most of it comes from the processing of natural gas.

The Bottom Line

Whatever your needs, the pros at Beeline can answer all your questions and assist you with integrating propane into your commercial operation. We’ll set you up on an automatic delivery plan to make sure your business can operate smoothly. And we’ll also help you think about future growth as well. Ready to learn more? Contact us today.