Enter the size of the cylinder, total number of burners, and the gas consumption per burner into the calculator to determine the Gas Cylinder Consumption.

Gas Cylinder Consumption Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a Gas Cylinder Consumption.

T = M / (#B*BR)

  • Where T is the time in hours
  • M is the mass of the cylinder (kg)
    • A 50 L cylinder will hold about 21.5kg of propane
  • #B is the number of burners
  • BR is the burn rate of the burners (kg/hr)
    • For a typical stove, this is .125 kg/hr

To calculate the Gas Cylinder Consumption, divide the total amount of gas by the product of the burn rate and number of burners.

What is Gas Cylinder Consumption?

Definition:

Gas Cylinder Consumption is a measured the total time it takes for an appliance that runs on natural gas to consume the entire cylinder.

How to calculate Gas Cylinder Consumption?

Example Problem:

The following formula is used to calculate a Gas Cylinder Consumption.

First, determine the total size of the cylinder. In this case, we are using a 50L cylinder that holds 21.5kg of propane.

Next, determine the number of burners being used. In this example, there are 3 burners.

Next, determine the burn rate of each burner. We will use the standard average of .125kg/hr.

Finally, calculate the total time to consume the cylinder using the formula above:

T = M / (#B*BR)

T = 21.5 / (3*.125)

T = 57.333 hr