ABOUT LPG

LPG is a clean, high octane, abundant and eco-friendly fuel. LPG is obtained from natural gas through fractionation and from crude oil through refining. It is a mixture of petroleum gases like ethane and butane. The higher energy content in this fuel results in a 10 % reduction of CO2 emission as compared to CNG. LPG is a gas at atmospheric pressure and normal temperatures, but it can be liquefied when moderate pressure is applied or when the temperature is sufficiently reduced. This property makes LPG an ideal energy source for a wide range of applications, it can be easily condensed, packaged, stored and utilized. When the pressure is released, the liquid makes up about 250 times its volume as gas, so large amount of energy can be stored and transported compactly.

How LPG works
An LPG Conversion works in exactly the same way as a normal petrol engine, just with LPG fuel. Everything about your vehicle remains the same but a separate fuelling system is added with its own piping, LPG tank, ECU and injectors. Converted vehicles become “dual-fuel” - they can change between running on petrol or auto gas at the flick of a switch, even whilst driving. As LPG is a much cleaner fuel, there is less wear and tear on the engine and its life will be prolonged. LPG is also 100% lead-free, produces fewer emissions (which is why it attracts a lower duty rate) and causes less oil-contamination. Combustion is cleaner, your engine will be quieter and smoother and much better for the environment

However, compared to petrol performance, drivers of bi-fuel cars may notice a small loss of power at full throttle when in gas fuel mode. Under most driving conditions, however, the difference is hardly discernable. Many car manufacturers now produce duel fuelled cars which can run from Petrol or Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Alternatively if a new car is too expensive or you just want to save money on your existing vehicle the most cost effective and popular method is to have a LPG conversion. See how it should be done - take a look at our latest LPG CONVERTION

Most petrol engines are suitable for an conversion to lpg which means that you can enjoy the cost and environmental benefits of driving an LPG vehicle immediately after conversion. The vast majority of Autogas vehicles are dual fuel meaning they can run on both LPG and petrol and as such have two independent fuel systems & tanks. Most petrol powered cars and light commercials can be converted to run on LPG. If you already have a petrol powered vehicle chances are you could convert you vehicle immediately and start to enjoy the financial and environmental benefits of LPG.

BENEFITS OF CONVERTING A PETROL POWERED ENGINE TO LPG :
 
ADVANTAGES OF LPG ON PETROL
Combustion of LPG is smoother as it has high octane content. No additive is required to guarantee high quality performance. LPG has an anti knocking power which is superior than gasoline. LPG’s high octane number permits the use of higher compression ratio which leads to significant enhancement in efficiency.

LPG run car will increase the engine oil drain period, extending the life of the spark plugs and in turn the drivability and less expenditure on oil cost.

Adulteration or spilling or theft is not possible.

LPG reaches the engine in pure form resulting in an improved air/fuel mixture and enables refined combustion.

There is hardly any discharge of CO (Carbon mono-oxide) as compared to petrol and diesel since the exhaust fumes contains less harmful substances. The CO emissions are around 80% less than petrol and 40% less than diesel. Hydrocarbon emissions are 60% less than petrol and 50% less than diesel. Nitrous oxide emissions are around 80% less than petrol and 90% less than diesel. Carbon dioxide which contributes to global warming is less in LPG.

The engine oil doesn’t dilute with a consequential reduction in servicing cost.

Existing fuel system is retained which can work as an option in turn increasing the vehicle range.
 
IS IT LEGAL?
LPG as motor fuel is now legal, vehicle owners have to use only approved brand of kits and get the vehicle’s R.C. Book endorsed by the local R.T.O.
 
GAS & PETROL CAN WORK IN THE SAME ENGINE
Though petrol is in liquid state it has to be converted into gas before it is burnt in the engine. Since LPG is naturally aspirated into the engine in a gaseous form, it burns much more efficiently than petrol.
 
DUAL FUEL SYSTEM
You can start and run the car with either gas or petrol by using an electronic change over switch provided on the dashboard.
 
SAFETY
It is an ideal fuel for your car and as safe as your wife cooking in the kitchen. All the joints are checked for leakage. The components are of high quality and approved by Government of India (ARAI). Apart from that the installation is done perfectly so that there is no chance of any leakage by authorised Retrofitment Centers.

To understand this better certain facts are to be given due consideration.

Fixed Auto LPG Tanks are made as per BIS Standards and International standards to meet all safety requirements.

All the vehicles have a crumple zone. In the event of any accident for the tank to explode you really need first to cross the crumple zone which will take most of the impact from the accident and residual force is never capable of exploding the tank.

A tank can normally bust only in the event of a fire in the car where the surrounding temperature exceeds atleast 400-500 degree centigrade which again never happens in a car.
 
WHERE IS THE TANK PLACED IN THE CAR ?
It is fixed in the luggage space of your car. It is fastened with metal strap so that it does not move while the car is running.
 
WILL AN EXCESS LOAD OF TANK EFFECT MY CAR’s SUSPENSION?
No, a car is designed to carry sufficient load. This is similar to carrying a passenger with luggage. Moreover, the LPG Tank of 60 litre capacity weighs not more than 23 kgs.
 
IN A SMALL CAR LIKE MARUTI WILL IT NOT OCCUPY MY LUGGAGE SPACE?
A smaller tank is fitted in small cars to facilitate easy removal of Stepney. Toro dial tanks (in the shape of a tyre) can also be installed which will help to add luggage.
 
HOW WILL I KNOW THAT I SHOULD REFILL THE GAS.
The content gauge on the Multivalve and the indicator on the switch mounted on the dashboard shows the level of LPG inside the tank.
 
HOW MUCH MILEAGE DO I GET FROM LPG
1 Litre of LPG will give approximately 0.9 to 1 time mileage as petrol. For e.g. if a car on petrol runs for 10 km/liter the same will run for 9-10 km with 1 liter of LPG considering the lower cost up to 50% cost savings could be expected.
 
WILL IT EFFECT MY CATALYTIC CONVERTER?
No, it will not damage any part of the engine or fuel system. There is no lead in LPG.
 
HOW IS ITS PERFORMANCE?
Very low emissions, no smoke, no compromise on the pickup.
 
IN THE EVENT OF ANY LEAKAGE WILL IT EXPLODE ?
It is fixed in the luggage space of your car. It is fastened with metal strap so that it does not move while the car is running.
 
WILL THERE BE ANY SMELL IN THE PASSENGER CABIN ?
The smell in a LPG is added only to detect the leakage. This is a safety feature. At the time of installation a proper leakage test is done and a leakage free installation is ensured. However in the event of any smell you can do the ordinary soap water leak test.
 
PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL WITH R.T.O.
On getting your vehicle converted with an approved LPG conversion kit, the Retro fitment Center will facilitate the endorsement in the vehicle R.C. Book by the local R.T.O. This endorsement allows legal use of the kit in your vehicle.
No 320/2,Opposite BHEL,Mysore Road,Bangalore - 26. +91-9900118991 info@ bangaloreautogas.com

About Us

Established since 1990, we have 23 years of experience with automobile LPG and currently maintain over 9000 converted vehicles. We install leading conversion systems to high standards, provide quality customer support and low LPG prices can give savings upto 50%. On average Bangalore Auto Gas customers are savings upto 50% on their fuel cost.

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