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WHAT YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT AUTO LPG

1. ADVANTAGE OF AUTO LPG ON PETROL
 
Auto LPG has an anti knocking power which is comparable with gasoline and superior to Diesel.
The oil drain period of car running on auto LPG will increase and it also extend the life of spark plug as Auto LPG is a clean fuel.
Adulteration of spilling or theft is not possible.
Auto LPG reaches the engine in pure form resulting in an improved air/fuel mix and enable 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 emission are 60% & less than petrol and 50% less than Diesel. Nitrous oxide emission are round 80% less than petrol and 60% less than diesel. Carbon dioxide which contribute to global warming is less in Auto LPG.

Existing fuel system is retained which can work as an option and thus increases the flexibility of the mode of fuel.

2. IS IT LEGAL ?
 

LPG as motor fuel is now legal, with the amendment of all statutory regulations, such as MV Act, MV rules, Auto LPG control Order etc. vehicle owners have to use only approved brand of kits (type approval now being granted by the testing agencies) and get the vehicles RC book endorsed by the local RTO. The Retro fitment of Auto LPG kits can be carried out only by authorized workshop approved by RTA and Transport dept.

3. GAS & PETROL CAN WORK IN THE SAME ENGINE
 

Yes, Auto LPG can be used in bi-fuel mode for which selector switch is provided on dash board, to activate solenoid valve of either petrol or Auto LPG.

4. BI-FUEL SYSTEM
 

As stated above, you can start and run the car with either gas or petrol by using an electronics change over switch provided on the dash board.

5. SAFETY
 

The Auto LPG conversion kit have large no. of inherent safety feature and is also manufactured, tested and installed as per IS international standard. It is thus safe in all the way to convert the vehicle using Auto LPG conversion kit.

6. WHERE IS THE TANK PLACED IN THE CAR ?
 

It is fixed in the luggage space on your car. It is fastened by metal strap so that it does not move while the car is running. As per BIS code it has to be permanently fitted tank and should be an integral part of vehicle.
(As per BIS 14899 for fuel tank container and as per LPG control Order.)

7. 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 dash board shows the level of Auto LPG inside the tank.

8. MILEAGE
 

Same as petrol and diesel and considering the lower cost of Auto LPG 40% cost savings could be expected.

9. PERFORMANCE
 

Very low emissions, no compromise on the pick up.

10. IN THE EVENT OF ANY LEAKAGE WILL IT EXPLODE ?
 

As explained earlier the fuel tanks have several pressure relieving devices to avert any blast or explosions. This is demonstrated in Bonfire tests, where the car is set on fire. The leaked product from the vent will jet out from the rear side, but even after prolonged fire there are no explosions occurring due to the provisions of pressure relieving devices.

11. WILL THERE BE ANY SMELL IN THE PASSENGER CABIN ?
 

Ethyl Mercaptan is added in 20 PPM to Auto LPG 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. Generally there is no smell in the passengers cabin.

12. PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL WITH RTO.
 

On getting your vehicle converted with an approved Auto LPG conversion Kit, the Retro-fitment Center will facilitate the endorsement in the vehicle RC book by the local RTO. This endorsement allows legal use of the kit in your vehicle.

13. CAN WE USE CNG KITS AND TANKS ON LPG FUEL-NO ?
 

The properties and characteristics of CNG and Auto LPG are different. The safety relief valves and other devices are set for a particular pressure of Auto LPG. There is no fill limiter in case of CNG tanks as it is meant for the Services of Gas. The fill connections are also different for Auto LPG and CNG. Hence, not advisable to use CNG kits for LPG service.

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