Words in for of using LPG
The usage of LPG and the necessity that has brought it into attention of every one concerned with the degrading condition of our environment is because it is considerably cleaner than regular petrol and diesel fuels.
Modern cars are designed in a way to be efficient in terms of how efficiently it burns the fuel. Catalytic converters are used to convert the hazardous gases that are produced into something less harmful.
The problem with using catalytic converters is that on one side it reduces emission but on the other side the platinum that is extracted from mother earth to make them destroys the natural balance of the environment. As such the net benefit is usually a zero.
A legal form of automobile fuel
LPG is now a legal form of automotive fuel after the necessary modifications into the rules and acts governing the use of automotive fuels have been undertaken by the central government. Consumers now have the option to buy automobiles which are compliant to LPG as an automotive fuel or convert their existing non compliant automobiles to compliant LPG driven ones.
LPG being basically a hydro carbon fuel is available easily and in huge quantities. It is composed of propane and butane mostly. It has the basic advantage of reaching the combustion chamber in a pure form thereby being highly combustion efficient, burning uniformly and cleanly producing in the process less Sulphur and metal based pollutants.
The retro fitment kit and conversion
The retro fitting of a kit which enables the automobile to use LPG as an automotive fuel is what is known as LPG conversion. However having retro-fitted your automobile does not mean that you cannot further use the more common Petrol as an automotive fuel is not correct.
The automobile can be used on a duel fuel powered one by a switch which is installed on the automobiles dashboard enabling the owner / driver of the automobile to use either source of fuel based upon his requirement.
Thus the benefits of having an automobile that can run on either source of fuel gives the automobile driver / owner the option to either run on a relatively cleaner and eco-friendly source of fuel or also run the automobile on a the more traditional modes of fuel which can be handy when either of the source is empty or in short supply.
The safety of the LPG is enhanced by the fact that these are conforming to the European standards. Thus they by inherent maintains the safety standards set by BIS code. The tanks are secured at the back of the car and come in various capacities depending upon the size and the boot capacity of the car in question.
Further if there are any instance of leakage the gas gets mixed in the air which reduces the chances of fire. Tests have further proved that keeping a car over a bonfire has not even produced any explosion of the gas. The emitted gas needs to be kept in a compressed environment and then set fire to enable it to explode, a rarity condition that one can imaging given the way passenger cars are manufactured these days.