- All gasoline-powered, carburetor, injection and injection with catalytic converter
cars can be convert to gas.
- Yes the system can be installed on all diesel engines, including generators. As
for vehicles, the DDF system can be fitted on cars, vans, pick-ups, buses, trucks and tractors.
The DDF mix/blend (Diesel with LPG or CNG) will vary depending on the type/configuration of the engine, its capacity and the
engine's condition/age. Typically, though, 30-40% of diesel is substituted by LPG/CNG. This substitution, with a more efficient
engine, results in substantial cost savings to the user. The DDF, when it burns in the chamber, not only lessens NOX, CO and CO2,
it drastically reduces the carbon particulates (unburnt diesel smoke with suspended carbon particles) in the exhaust emissions thereby
making it an ideal, eco-friendly choice for diesel-fuelled engines.
Additionally, the DDF increases engine torque and power, prolongs engine life and leads to smoother running of the engine, reduced
crankcase deposits and lesser oil changes.
- LPG is an energy-rich fuel source with a higher calorific value per unit than other commonly
used fuels, including coal, natural gas, diesel, petrol, fuel oils, and biomass-derived alcohols.
LPG generates fewer carbon emissions than gasoline (petrol) and diesel.
Therefore it can make a positive contribution to air quality improvement compared to diesel, heating oil and solid fuels.
- LPG is one of the cleanest conventional fuels available. It is non-toxic and has no impact on soil,
water and underground aquifers. It also helps to improve the quality of indoor and outdoor air, as it produces substantially less
particulate matter and NOX than diesel, oil, wood or coal.
From a global warming perspective, LPG fuel can play a significant role in reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other
greenhouse gases. For many applications, including transport, cooking, heating, industrial processes and local power generation there
is a major role in small and medium scale applications for alternative low carbon fuels, such as LPG, which have a smaller carbon
footprint than traditional fuels.
Studies consistently demonstrate that LPG generates fewer carbon emissions than gasoline (petrol) and diesel.
In addition, the carbon footprint of LPG is more than 20% lower than gasoline and more than 10% lower than diesel.LPG therefore helps
to reduce CO2 emissions.
LPG also helps to reduce Black Carbon (BC) emissions, which are the second biggest contributor of global warming and which can cause
serious health problems.
- To ensure a good functioning through time the system is subject to periodic checks (ex. Replacement filter)
according to a scheduled plan of maintenance each 15-20.000 km. These operations are generally made by the repair shop in the same
time withcar's scheduled control with particular attention to ignition and electronics.
- Normally a car powered by gas with one liter of LPG travels 15% less than one gasoline liter
If the route with gasoline is 10 km/lt with gas will be about 8.5 km/lt while the power loss is about 3/5% so not noticeable by the user.
- The autonomy LPG car depends on the dimensions of tank installed, whose choice could be made in relation
to the use of the car to privilege the load capacity or onmore autonomy of the car itself.
In case it desire privilege the load capacity it's advisable to install atoroidal tank that is placed on the car's spare wheel
compartment and keeps unchanged the load capacity. If the route with gasoline is 10 km/lt with gas will be about 8.5 km/lt.
The tanks can be of different shapes and sizesso different autonomies. To have aindicative reference, with a 40 liter tank (32 lt
effective LPGfollowing the intervention of the safety valve) our car would have an autonomy about 290 km, instead with a 60 liter
tank where it is possible insert 48 lt effective of LPG the autonomy will be about 480 km.
- LPG can be used within a modified spark-ignition (petrol) engine. LPG makes ideal fuels for combustion engines
due to their high octane rating, low levels of volatile organic compounds and the fact that they can readily mix with air prior to
combustion. These characteristics result in a more complete combustion, which helps to reduced exhaust emissions. The gas' clean burning
characteristics also reduce engine stress, therefore extending engine life.
Studies, over LPG usage, conducted for manyyears,they have shown that LPG does not shorten the engine life; on the contrary,
it isestablished that engines running on LPG last longer. It is caused by chemical components of this fuel, which is seen during
combustion (less pollution). LPG does not lower oil density; onthe contrary, it increases its viscosity, which reduces wear of
the engine (pistons, rings,cylinder head's walls, etc.) Generally, LPG burns more completely and does not cause carbondeposit.
- Yes, they are! Norms governing the construction of various components of LPG are very rigid. The products that
are installed on the cars have been designed and constructed taking into account the chemical-physical characteristics of the LPG.
The LPG tanks are made with a 3.5 mm steel sheet heat-treated to avoid cracking in the event of deformation (for example caused by
During the phases of homologation, the GLP tanks are subjected to a test of the hydraulic pressure and theymust haven't structural
failure to reach the pressure of 67.5 bar.
Usually the pressure developed by the LPG inside the tank ranges from 3 to 7,on the contrary, the fuel tank is made of plastic and melts
at 160 ° -170 ° C and softens at 120 ° C.
Finally, the pipes of the LPG are made of metal, while for petrol are plastic or rubber.
- The safety measures of LGP system provide a solenoid valvepositioned at the entrance of the pressure reducer,
that prevents the flow of gas with the engine off. Safety equipment of the multivalve of LPG tanks (solenoid valve, equipment for the
automatic closing of the flow of filler to '80% of the total capacity,safety valve) required by law ECE/ONU 67/01, ensure maximum safety
in every situationpreventing an excessive increase of the pressure inside the tank for external causes (fire, accident, parking in
underground garages, exposure to excessive heat by radiation..)ensuring the maintenance of safety standards.