Commercial Propane for Manufacturing Businesses

Written on: May 6, 2024

This Efficient and Versatile Fuel Will Maximize Your Bottom Line!

commercial propane atlanta, ga Operating a manufacturing business is challenging at the best of times. When supply chain issues and rising material and labor costs eat away at your margins, you need to keep a sharp eye on efficiency in order to keep delivering a great product at a fair price.

What if there was an efficient, ecofriendly fuel that could be used as an alternative to expensive electricity or diesel for a wide range of commercial and industrial uses?

Commercial propane is that fuel. Georgia Gas can show you all the benefits of propane for your manufacturing business. Forklifts are just one of the biggest ways to take advantage of the power and efficiency of propane. It can also be used for space heating, generators, welding equipment, water heating, industrial laundry equipment, saws, dust extractors, pressure washers, and more.

Why Propane?

What makes propane so effective for commercial applications? Compared to other heating fuels, including electricity, propane heats quickly, burns cleanly, and leaves a smaller carbon footprint. Propane costs on average 2.5 times less per Btu than heating with electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, it’s safe, with a very narrow range of flammability.

Power of Propane

When it comes to powering equipment like forklifts, propane will keep your warehouse, construction, or industrial facilities running smoothly with a lot less downtime.

Unlike electric-powered forklifts, propane-fueled forklifts can be used outdoors in wet conditions. Propane-powered forklifts also handle heavy loads better and are more capable when it comes to inclines.

Propane forklifts will operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder. Compare that to an electric forklift, which loses power as the battery drains.

Refueling is quick and easy, too, with replaceable cylinders and our convenient cylinder exchange service. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours. That means you need to have extra equipment to keep working without slowing down operations.

Propane puts less wear on equipment, keeping it out of the shop and keeping your operations running smoothly.

Propane for Hot Water

Because propane heats so quickly, it’s an excellent fuel for any application requiring hot water. Propane water heaters generate much more hot water at a cheaper cost per gallon. That makes them ideal for industrial laundry machines used in apparel and textile manufacturing, as well as commercial dishwashers. Even if your operation doesn’t require hot water, compact tankless propane water heaters can provide hot water to breakrooms, employee kitchenettes, and restrooms, rather than keeping huge tanks of water hot with a traditional water heater.

Propane Is Clean and Green

From hospitality to manufacturing, customers are paying more attention to the environmental choices all along the supply chain. When it comes to environmental impact, propane gas is a good choice. It burns cleanly, and produces minimal emissions. Propane also doesn’t harm soil or groundwater – an important factor when it comes to determining whether a fuel is “green.”

You’re probably proud to feature a “Made in the U.S.A.” label on your products. Did you know propane is also an American energy source? About 90% of the United States’ supply of propane is domestically generated, mainly from the processing of natural gas.

The Bottom Line

Whatever your needs, the pros at Georgia Gas can answer all your questions and assist you with integrating propane into your commercial operation. We’ll set you up on an automatic delivery plan or a cylinder exchange to make sure your business can operate smoothly. And we’ll also help you think about future growth as well.

Ready to learn more? Contact us today.