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dc.contributor.authorLloyd, Philip JDen_US
dc.description.abstractHouseholds 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.en_US
dc.publisherDomestic Use of Energy Conferenceen_US
dc.subjectLPG and paraffinen_US
dc.subjectWhite Paper on energyen_US
dc.subjectParaffin appliancesen_US
dc.titleThe safety of paraffin and LPG appliances for domestic useen_US
dc.relation.conferenceProceedings of the 10th International Conference Domestic Use Energyen_US
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