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coal gas

(kōl gas)
A synthetic gas produced from coal and used for heating and in the production of methanol and ammonia; contains carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen; can cause death through asphyxiation as well as fire and explosion.

coal gas

A flammable, explosive, toxic gas produced from the distillation of coal. It is used for heating and lighting. Its principal constituents are methane, carbon monoxide, and hydrogen.
See also: gas

coal gas

a cause of poisoning where coal gas is still used because of its carbon monoxide content. Other heating gases are less poisonous and produce carbon monoxide only if they are burned in an inadequate oxygen supply. See also carbon monoxide.
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The fact that Charter was also head of the local town gas company likely offers an ulterior motive to the engine order.
Decontrolling end-user gas prices and allowing prices to determine allocation will result in a much larger percentage of natural gas, LPG, town gas, and coal-bed methane being used in the residential sector.
DME is frequently used in the residential sector as town gas (cooking gas) after blending with LPG as it has all the safety features required for use in the residential sector.
Town gas was made on the land from the 1840s to the 1900s when natural gas supplies were introduced.
There was a time when fumes from town gas used for heating greenhouses killed plants.
in the year 2006; followed by others in Noshki, Mirpurkhas, and Surab as town gas on turnkey basis in remote areas where the supply of Natural Gas is still a dream.
Talk recently was about the new attendant at a town gas station.
There was no mains water or electricity, though they did have town gas laid on at that time.
In many cities and town gas supply to industrial units remains suspended up to three days in a week.
HK), the sole provider of town gas in Hong Kong, has reported an increase in net profit during 2009.
Its cast iron network, which is 50 years old or older, was installed to supply town gas.
The holder would have been built for town gas many years ago, but it has been out of service for the last two years.