Why you should switch to LPG
What is LPG?
What are the differences between LPG and other fuels?
Compared with other fossil fuels, LPG is significantly cleaner. It emits less CO2 and fewer harmful particulates than other fuel sources such as petrol and diesel. It’s also non-corrosive and free of lead. The World LPG Association says that the carbon footprint of LPG is 50% lower than coal (source: www.wlpga.org/about-lpg/lpg- society/climate-change/). Studies have shown that an LPG car will generate between 10 and 14% fewer CO2 emissions over its running life than the same car using petrol alone.
It will be an essential transition fuel between the dirtiest traditional energy sources and renewable energy such as wind, solar, hydro and geothermal. It also has an indefinite shelf life, meaning it doesn’t lose its usefulness and value over time, which makes using LPG in applications such as generators a better alternative to petrol or diesel, which can go stale.
Is LPG safe?
Where can I find LPG?
LPG conversions for vehicles
What is an LPG conversion?
Which vehicles can be converted?
What is the better system to install - Liquid Injection, Vapour Injection or Mixer system?
Sequential Vapour Injection (SVI) systems introduce the LPG vapour directly into the manifold which is one of the reasons why our SVI systems have minimal power loss. When driving a vehicle with a SVI system, it is almost impossible to detect which fuel is being used. The general feel is that the car drives “smoother”.
SVI systems have been installed on Australian vehicles for many years and have been trialled, tested and improved for Australian road conditions over a long period of time. Australia wide, most LPG installers will have the required equipment to service a vehicle with this system installed.
Liquid Propane Injection (LPi) systems pump LPG at a high pressure from the tank to the manifold through an LPG injector. The injector sprays LPG into the manifold as a liquid before it immediately vapourises, causing the surrounding air to cool rapidly – to as low as – 30˚C. This rapid cooling increases the density of the air which leads to improved engine efficiency and output. Not only is the power output improved but torque is increased at lower RPM.
LPi systems are relatively new in the Australian market ,however we recommend Vialle LPi when converting high performance vehicles with V6 and V8 engines to maximise the power output for a better result.
How much space does the tank take up?
How much does a conversion cost?
- the vehicle make, model and engine capacity
- the brand and quality of equipment being fitted
- the type of LPG system being installed, i.e. vapour, liquid or mixer
- the type/size of tank being installed, i.e. cylinder or toirodal (donut-shaped)
- any included extras, for example spare wheel brackets or covers
- the time required to complete the installation
Is a government rebate scheme still running?
How long does an LPG conversion take?
Can anyone install an LPG system into my vehicle?
What about the LPG system warranty?
What about the vehicle warranty?
Do LPG systems need servicing?
With our LPG systems, servicing generally consists of a simple one-hour service at regular 10,000km intervals that involves leak checking, visual inspection of connections and fittings, as well as temporary connection of a diagnostic computer. We also offer a free 1,500km system check after your conversion just to make sure everything is as it should be post-installation.
Will my vehicle be less powerful when operating on LPG?
If I convert my vehicle to LPG can I still drive on petrol?
By operating a dual fuel system you’ll almost double the kilometre range available to you. Because the petrol tank stays in the car, you can switch from gas to petrol, or vice-versa, whenever you like.
On some performance cars where a Liquid Propane Injection (LPi) system is installed, the system is programmed to temporarily switch the engine back to petrol at very high loads. This ensures durability of the exhaust emissions components under the most extreme
conditions. You won’t notice it happening but when it does you can be assured that the high load engine protection measures that the manufacturer developed will remain unaffected.
Is driving a car on LPG complicated?
Filling a vehicle with LPG is easy & safe with little difference to how you would normally fill your car on petrol. The LPG fuel filler sits right next to your petrol filler and the browser at the service station has a nozzle that screws onto the LPG filler – this keeps the LPG safely contained whilst you fill the vehicle.
Will an LPG conversion affect the value of my car?
Using LPG in other ways at home, at work & on-the-go
Are composite LPG cylinders safe?
They are approved in accordance with the Australian Standards AS 2030.1:2009 which applies to all gas cylinders and contains requirements for design, manufacture and inspection. WorkSafe Design Registration Number – V1400284.
The design, approval testing and production testing of the composite cylinders are based on the requirements of EN 12245 “Transportable Gas Cylinders – Fully Wrapped Composite Cylinders” and EN 14427 “Transportable Refillable Composite Cylinders for LPG – Design and Construction” and also comply with ISO1119-3 Gas Cylinders of Composite Construction Specification and Test Methods – Part 3: Fully Wrapped Fibre Reinforced Composite Gas Cylinders with Non-load Sharing Metallic or Non-metallic Liners.
How do you refill composite cylinders in Australia?
The Hexagon Ragasco composite cylinders have Australian Design Approval marked on the tank and are tested at Sprint Gas, a certified Australian Gas Cylinder Test Station (Certificate no. GC0226 AS 2337.3) prior to shipping to our customers. That means they are approved for use and can be refilled in Australia.
What about re-testing?
Why is the cylinder translucent?
actually been filled with the right amount of LPG.