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    Default Natural Gas as dangenrous as Propane for vehicles?

    Anyone know if natural gas on a vehicle is as dangerous as having propane? Or is natural gas less volatile than propane? I know that most propane explosions occur because many drivers install home tanks on their vehicles which aren't designed for this use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisagauss View Post
    Anyone know if natural gas on a vehicle is as dangerous as having propane? Or is natural gas less volatile than propane? I know that most propane explosions occur because many drivers install home tanks on their vehicles which aren't designed for this use.
    A major difference is propane is heavier than air, and a leak pools in low places. Natural gas is lighter than air and dissipates more rapidly.

    NG also has a far lower thermal potential.

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    NG has to be stored under very high pressure. Think of that as a high-pressure bomb...every bit as much as propane (which isn't under pressure.)

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    Natural gas is mostly methane, Propane is ..... propane

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    With propane you'll make 200 miles with one gas tank in your car.
    With NG you'll need 5 of them!

    Please don't brake hard!!!

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