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Title: The safety of paraffin and LPG appliances for domestic use
Authors: Lloyd, Philip JD 
Keywords: LPG and paraffin;White Paper on energy;Paraffin appliances
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Domestic Use of Energy Conference
Conference: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference Domestic Use Energy 
Abstract: Households have an absolute need for thermal energy, particularly for cooking. Poorer households use coal, dung, fuelwood, LPG and paraffin. Unpressurised paraffin appliances are far from safe. The temperature in the fuel tank can easily exceed the flashpoint of the fuel, when the appliance becomes a time bomb waiting to “explode”. In contrast LPG appliances are safe, with annual incidents at least two orders of magnitude lower than those involving paraffin. The White Paper on energy required proper standards for paraffin appliances, but these are slow in evolving and do not address the hazards identified above.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/6596
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