LPG Misunderstood Urban Legends

LPG, which is regarded as the 'fuel of the future' in fuels due to being economical and environmentally friendly, is the subject of misconcepted urban legends in our country. It encouraged the use of LPG by the European Union, but also provides the energy of approximately 5 million vehicles in Turkey. The world's largest manufacturer of alternative fuel systems in Turkey brc'n CEO Kadir Knitter, misconceptions about urban legends related to LPG, "both safe and LPG is the most economical and environmentally friendly alternative fuels. The misperception of LPG, which is launched as the environmentally friendly fuel of the future, harms the economy, the environment and the consumer ”.

LPG, which is seen as the 'fuel of the future' in fossil fuels, is described as environmentally friendly with its low carbon and solid particle emissions. LPG, which is the abbreviated name of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, is a liquefied version of propane and butane gases. LPG, which is preferred by vehicle owners all over the world due to being environmentally friendly, is used in approximately 5 million vehicles in our country. Turkey Statistics Institute (TSI), according to the data registered to traffic in 2019 23 million vehicles, taking energy from LPG 4 million 660 thousand.

Encouraged the use by the European Union, safer, greener and unfortunately economical in our LPG countries sometimes subject to false-known urban legend .. The world's largest alternative fuel systems manufacturer Speaking about these urban legends brc'n's Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter " Misrepresentation of LPG, known as the fuel of the future, harms both the environment, the economy and the consumer ”.


Referring to the safety standards of vehicles with LPG conversion BRC CEO Kadir Turkey Knitter, "which consists of equipment used in LPG vehicles have passed the test from any approved products. Safety and security coefficients are very high. All products used are produced according to the criteria specified in the ECER 67.01 standard, which is determined by the European Union and which is also mandatory in our country. A multi-valve on the tank controls the gas output from the tank. There are overflow valves on this multi-valve that automatically shut off the gas flow in the event that the outlet pipes break and break by accident. In addition, when the ignition of the vehicle is turned off, an electric cellonoid valve located at the gas outlet of this multi valve automatically closes the gas outlet and provides safety. ”


Stating that LPG tanks are the strongest part in an automobile, Örücü said, “The standard thickness of autogas tanks is 3 millimeters. They are produced from steel sheet (DIN EN 67,5) material in accordance with the bursting pressure of 10120 Bar. Operating pressures are 17,5 Bar. Considering that the pressure of LPG in the vehicle tank does not exceed 5-6 Bar under normal conditions, it can be easily understood how high the safety coefficient is. In many automobile accidents including fire, LPG tanks are found to be solid and filled with gas. The standards also require LPG tanks to be designed so that they do not explode even if they remain in a fire and that this should be documented. ”


Sealing measures describing the BRC Turkey CEO Knitter, "Autogas in all equipment and connections formed with testing standards far above the specified maximum operating pressure in the conversion kit is also designed to work easily. There is no difference between the conversion kits used in Europe and Turkey. All products are produced in accordance with the EU 'ECER-67.01' standards. Authorized technical engineers of the companies that install assembly firstly check the tightness controls of the vehicles converted to autogas. In the vehicle inspection carried out by TÜV-TÜRK after the transformation, leak tests are also carried out and it is confirmed that the system works without any problems ”.


Saying that the autogas tanks were put into fire tests called 'Bonfire' before being put up for sale, Örücü said that the test was left in the fire until the 80 percent filling tank reached 590 degrees Celsius to prove that the multivalve mounted on the tank did not explode under fire conditions. LPG tanks are expected to withstand 590 degrees Celsius and above, and will not explode, otherwise the design will be considered 'incorrect' and that product will not be approved and put on sale ”.


Most urban myth put forth clarifying the BRC Turkey CEO Knitter, "LPG engine does not hurt, does not change the vehicle's operating principles. It is not possible for LPG to cause any damage to the vehicle when the products produced in accordance with the standard are used, when the conversion is performed at the services authorized by TSE and the LPG system is maintained periodically. The 'multi-point injection system' is used in most new generation vehicles. The sequential system used in the LPG conversion of these vehicles protects the engine of the LPG vehicle and extends its life. There is no loss of performance. The thermal value that LPG generates while burning is lower than gasoline. Therefore, vehicles with LPG get less heat than gasoline vehicles. Also, LPG produces less soot than other fossil fuels. For this reason, engine and engine oil life is extended, thereby benefiting both the consumer and the environment. ”

The emission of solid particles (PM) that cause air pollution of LPG is 25 times less than coal, 10 times less than diesel and 30 percent less than gasoline. Therefore, it is encouraged use of LPG by the European Union, said the BRC Turkey CEO Kadir Knitter, "also with a 40 percent cost savings ratios family budget a substantial portion of their transportation expenditures constitute possible to draw to a reasonable level by using LPG. We anticipate that the number of LPG vehicles that have doubled in use for the last 10 years will increase even more due to the pandemic. ”

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