How LPG works
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 :
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.
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.
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.
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.
The content gauge on the Multivalve and the indicator on the switch mounted on the dashboard shows the level of LPG inside the tank.
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.
No, it will not damage any part of the engine or fuel system. There is no lead in LPG.
Very low emissions, no smoke, no compromise on the pickup.