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.

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## 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