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Old 25-08-2004, 14:38   #1
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Gas Usage

I can remember this subject being discussed a while back. I was reading one of my Mag's "Practical Boat Owner" and come across this equation that may be of some help to many.
Using a Plastimo Neptune hotplate burner as the subject.
Hotplae = 1.65KW
Grill = 1.72KW
Oven = 1.26KW

If you used all burners for one hr a day, the sum would be
Total = 4.63KW

Both Butane and Propane produce 14KW of energy per 1KG of gas.
So 4.63 over 14 =0.33Kg per day.
X 30 days = 9.9Kg gas per month.

Hopefully there are enough figures in there so as anyone can work any calculation they want.
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basd on my seat of the pants computation I think your numbers work out darn close.
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