10 July 2020

Advantages and disadvantages of LPG cars

Some of the advantages and disadvantages of LPG cars are as follows. Now, let you check out how to harm vehicles if you used the LPG as a fuel in your cars. Also, check out the advantages and disadvantages of LPG to know more about it. 

Advantages of LPG used cars:

  • LPG mixes with air at all temperatures.
  • LPG has high antiknock characteristics.
  • LPG used engine may have a 50% longer life.
  • Instantly controllable decarburizing of parts.
  • LPG contains less carbon than petrol.
  • In LPG no crankcase dilution.
  • LPG heat energy accounts for about 80% of petrol, but its high octane value compensates for the thermal efficiency of the engine.
  • LPG is a cost-saving of about 50%.
  • Maintenance is low.
  • Clean burning and lowest CO2 emissions amongst all refined fuels.
  • The effects of corrosion are greatly reduced.
  • Avoid scaling and decarburizing of parts.
  • Very high thermal efficiency.
  • LPG can be used in a variety of applications such as in a vehicle, cooking, refrigeration, and rural heating.  
  • With the use of the LPG, the engine tends to overheat easily.

Disadvantages of LPG cars:

  • At full throttle, LPG will produce 10% less horsepower.
  • LPG ignition temperature is somewhere higher than petrol.
  • LPG reduced 5% valve life.
  • A good cooling system is necessary.
  • The vehicle weight is increased due to the use of a heavy pressure cylinder to store LPG.
  • Not all petrol stations sell LPG hence you can always use petrol as a backup.
  • Installation is difficult.
  • An engine will be overheated on a long journey because complete combustion occurs so more heat is liberated.
  • Reduce engine life efficiency.
  • Handling must be done under approximately 18 bar pressure.
  • LPG characteristics odor is faint, so leakage can not be easily detected. 
  • Response to blending is feeble.  

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