​There are many different factors that come into play when using gas canisters and why they might be freezing. One of which is because of vaporization, the changing of liquid to gas which takes energy. In a canister, that energy comes from the latent heat in the fuel mixture itself, which is usually why a stove canister will become noticeably cooler while the stove is operating. When in colder temperatures this effect can drive the canisters temperature way done and can possibly stop working.
Date published: 2017-10-01