A gas cartridge is one of the most efficient ways of storing fuel. A rapidly increasing demand for portable fuel storage solutions globally can be considered as one of the major drivers of the gas cartridges market. Gas cartridges generally comprise a mixture of propane and butane contained under high pressures. These gas cartridges are generally made of metal for better storage functions. Some of the major advantages gas cartridges provide to end users include their highly portable nature and light weight. Another coveted quality of gas cartridges include the ability to effectively monitor and control the flame, which dismisses multiple safety concerns surrounding these devices. The pressure in the gas cartridge is generally released by opening of a stove valve. This converts the gases compressed into liquid form within the gas cartridges into gaseous form. The gas from within the gas cartridges ignites immediately without any flaring problems. Generally liquid fuels are being preferred for such gas cartridges. This is because liquid fuels score above solid fuels in multiple parameters.
Liquid fuels are easier to ignite and are more easily available around the world. Solid fuels are highly inefficient in nature; however it is a very lightweight fuel option. The inefficiency of such fuels rises from the fact that solid fuels are highly susceptible to external disturbances such as wind. Also solid fuels are not capable of controlling their heat output and are mostly more expensive when compared to their liquid counterparts. One of the major advantages solid fuels however have is their significantly long shelf life, which makes them very viable options for backup fuel storage. One of the major dilemmas when it comes to choosing a gas cartridge is the choice of whether to use propane or butane as the fuel. Although each has its own pros and cons, manufacturers globally are generally opting for a mixture of both fuels in gas cartridges. Of the two gases, Butane generally is the preferred one to use, however mixtures provide gas cartridges with better flame adjustment and heat output properties. Of the two gases Butane has a lower toxicity level and can be easily used and stored in indoor environments.
Butane also has higher energy content per unit volume as compared to Propane giving it a higher energy output among the two gases. However Butane has difficulties vaporizing at temperature below freezing point which results in major problems related to flame adjustment and combustion. For cooler weather it is far more advantageous to use Propane as the preferred fuel in gas cartridges. However to reach a middle point, manufacturers are preferring to use blended fuel. Generally three different fuels are blended in gas cartridges; propane, n-butane and Iso-butane. This gas mixture allows a better burning rate of fuel and makes it ideal to use in all kinds of weather conditions. Gas cartridges find tremendous uses in stoves. Rapid development in gas cartridge technology can result in significant fuel storage capacity being developed globally.
Gas cartridges are likely to emerge as one of the most attractive methods of ensuring fuel storage and energy security in multiple regions in the future. Markets such as Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America are likely to be attractive ones within the forecast horizon. Some of the market players dealing in gas cartridges include Aspire Industries, Do-Well Aerosols, NTG Europe GmbH and Campingaz among others.
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