Natural Gas Consumption

Natural gas consumption in common equipment - boiling pans, ovens, cookers, kettles and more

Approximate Natural Gas consumption in common appliances are indicated in the table below.

Type of ConsumerNatural Gas ConsumptionHeat
Dissipated
 
(ft3/h)(m3/s x 10-6)(liter/s)(Btu/hour)(kW)
10 gal boiling pan 45 350 0.35 44000 13
20 gal boiling pan 60 475 0.48 61000 18
30 gal boiling pan 75 600 0.60 75000 22
40 gal boiling pan 90 700 0.70 88000 26
4 ft hot cupboard 48 375 0.38 48000 14
6 ft hot cupboard 54 425 0.43 54000 16
Steaming oven 40 - 60 300 - 400 0.30 - 0.40 37000 - 51000 11 - 15
Steaming oven, double 100 800 0.80 100000 30
Small broiler 30000 9
Large broiler 61000 18
Boiler and roaster, combined 68000 20
2-tier roasting oven 50 400 0.40 51000 15
Doughnut fryer 68000 20
Double oven range 400 3200 3.2 390000 115
Roasting oven 30 240 0.24 30000 9
Gas cooker 75 600 0.60 68000 20
Hot cupboard 17 140 0.14 17000 5
Clothes dryer - domestic       35000  
Drying cupboard 5 40 0.04 5100 1.5
Gas iron heater 5 40 0.04 5100 1.5
Washing machine 20 150 0.15 20000 6
Wash Boiler 30 - 50 230 - 400 0.23 - 0.40 27000 - 51000 8 - 15
Furnace       120000  
Gas Refrigerator       3000  
Fireplace Gas Log       80000  
Barbecue grill - residential 51000 15
Bunsen burner small 3 20 0.02 3500 1
Bunsen burner large 10 80 0.08 10000 3
Coffee maker 3 burner 17000 5
Glue kettle 10 80 0.08 10000 3
Gas engine per horsepower 10000 3
Gas dryer       35000  
Forge 15 115 0.12 14000 4
Brazing heart 30 230 0.23 30000 9
Storage water heater, 30 - 40 gallon (115 - 150 liter)       35000  
Storage water heater, 50 gallon (115 - 190 liter)       50000  
Domestic standard gas range       70000  
  • 1 kW = 3,412 Btu/h

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