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Autogas alternative fuel

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Our company focuses on alternative fuel vehicle conversions and related services for fleet customers, municipalities and private owners.

Propane offers the end user means of entering the alternative fuel use market with low initial conversion and infrastructure costs and rapid ROI. As the need for alternative vehicular fuels increases in the US, we are poised to meet this demand with quality, safety and overall fuel cost reduction.

In addition to propane vehicle conversions, we provide assist in installs of propane refueling infrastructure and offer alt-fuel vehicle maintenance services and fleet training.

FEDS WILL BUY ONLY ALTERNATIVE FUELED VEHICLES BY 2015
Presidential directive requires, by December 31, 2015 all new light duty vehicles leased or purchased by government agencies must be alternative fuels, such as hybrid or electric, compressed natural gas, propane (LPG autogas) or biofuel.
*Source: Presidential Memorandum, Federal Fleet Performance – The White House, 05.24.2011

Propane is a viable fuel that, when fully utilized with todays advanced technologies, creates significant value for fleets. Propane fueled vehicles provide the same horsepower, torque and towing capacity as gasoline alternatives with fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

Propane is a byproduct of natural gas and petroleum, occurring naturally during domestic oil refining and natural gas processing. It is 270 times more compact as a liquid than as a gas, making propane highly economical to store and transport. Propane is also known as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG or LP gas) and when propane is used as an on-road engine fuel, it is called propane autogas. Propane is 97 percent North American produced and has historically costs 30-40 percent less than gasoline per gallon.

IMPORTANT FACT FOR FLEET MANAGERS AND VEHICLE OWNERS
In addition to other benefits and savings, and considering constant changes of gas prices, running on LPG autogas, allows to forecast fuel budget ahead of time, up to 24 months or longer. To learn more enter here >>

Propane is a clean–burning fuel than can yield 87% less hydrocarbons and 50% fewer toxins than gasoline, and is more economical compared to petroleum based options – roughly $1.00 to $2.00 less than gasoline/diesel per gallon. Propane gas has no downsides. It is less expensive than gasoline, depending on the season and local tax rates. It has 80% of the energy per gallon compared to the gasoline but has an octane rating of 104-107. Autogas burns cleaner which makes engines last longer, oil lasts longer, it doesn’t deteriorate while stored for prolonged periods of time and it is far safer than gasoline. On the contrary gasoline is the most dangerous fuel there is available for vehicles. Hydrogen and natural gas (CNG) have to be carried at high pressure of 3000 PSI or greater, while autogas (LPG) storage pressure varies from 0 PSI at -40F to about 350 PSI at 100F and its pressure on fuel rails varies from 18-22 PSI. In addition propane tanks need to be pressure tested every 5 years but if well maintained, can last as long as the vehicle. Plus propane autogas weighs approximately 1.86 pounds less per gallon than gasoline.



The primary misconception with fuel conversion is the belief that you have to replace the gasoline system and solely rely on propane autogas. Dual fuel conversions offer adding the alternative fuel system to the existing. This way you can switch from gasoline to LPG autogas on demand. The design features a vapor sequential fuel injection system and analytic software designed to operate with vehicle’s original onboard diagnostics (OBD) computer.


Propane autogas is the most flexible and most scalable alternative fuel solution for fleets of all sizes and for every industry. Whether you have a large fleet or a small municipal fleet of five or ten vehicles, propane autogas will meet your company’s needs. Fleet managers can easily refuel vehicles by installing on-site refueling infrastructure or by visiting one of thousands of propane autogas refueling stations across the United States. Many companies and municipalities have taken advantage of autogas benefits, such as substantial reduction in fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline, and converted their fleets.
Here is a list of a few among them:
  • GO Riteway Transportation Group of Milwaukee, WI for airport shuttles
  • City of Marinette, WI for Police Department Cruiser
  • Jefferson County, WI Police fleet
  • La Crosse, WI PD fleet
  • Port washington, WI PD vehicles
  • Badger Cab of Madison, WI
  • Vestavia Hills, AL for Police Department Vehicles
  • Jackson County, GA for Sheriff's Office Vehicles
  • Raleigh, NC for Police Department Vehicles
  • Iredell County, NC for Sheriff's Office Vehicles
  • West Point, MS for Police Department Vehicles
  • Augusta County, VA for Sheriff's Office Vehicles
  • City of Cincinnati for service trucks and passenger vans
  • Pittsburgh, PA Yellow Cab
  • Public School District in Portland, OR for school buses
REFUELING

Where do I refuel? Autogas LPG refueling is simple and efficient, carried out in much the same way as gas and diesel, with a nozzle designed to lock onto the filling port of the vehicle, the same used to fill up portable LPG tanks. Once the connection is made, you simply press and hold down a button on the dispenser until the required amount of fuel has been delivered or the tank is full. Once the tank has reached its maximum safe filling level, simply disconnect the nozzle and return it to the dispenser. Since, LPG Autogas as an alternative vehicle fuel is relatively new, to locate filling station, you have to think outside the box. Many large gas stations carry LPG and have the availability to fill up your vehicle. In most cases the PLG refueling installation is located within the gas station but situated on the side, away from gas and diesel distributors. Autogas price is rarely shown on stations' display where gas and/or diesel prices are listed but it doesn't necessary mean that it isn't available.

There are many options you can fill up with LPG:
  • Gas station
  • At location where you would fill up your portable (grill) gas tank.
  • Anywhere you would fill up your RV
  • At your home-LPG providers' facility
  • For fleets, by installing own refueling infrastructure
US Department of Energy provides Alternative Fueling station locator >>

FACTS - Did you know:

  • Propane is an approved clean alternative fuel listed in both the 1990 Clean Air Act and the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
  • With more than 17 million vehicles worldwide operating on autogas, 270 000 of those are on roads in the United States, according to the US Department of Energy.
  • Propane autogas is most widely used alternative fuel in the world and third most commonly used vehicle fuel.
  • Federal and state incentives, along with a 50-cent-per-gallon alternative fuel tax credit, are available for fleet vehicles, further reducing costs.
  • Potential grants, tax credits and other federal and state incentives are available for infrastructure purchase and vehicle conversion expense.
  • Using autogas is cost effective, giving you a quick return on your investment.
  • Propane autogas is safer than any other vehicle fuel: if it leaks, it doesn’t puddle or leave residue but instead vaporizes and dissipates into the air.
  • Propane tanks are 20 times more puncture resistant than gasoline tanks.
  • Propane has higher ignition temperature and narrow range of flammability compared to other petroleum products.
  • Filling up autogas is as easy as other fuels but safer. There are thousands of propane autogas (LPG) refueling stations in the US, with stations in every state.
  • Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions: higher compression and greater efficiency of propane translate to clean–burning fuel than can yield 87% less hydrocarbons and 50% fewer toxins than gasoline.
  • Operating on autogas lowers operating costs and decreases emissions. It is the longest range alternative fuel.
  • Using autogas guarantees steady economic advantages.
  • First commercial vehicles powered by propane autogas, an inexpensive fuel that eliminated the need for almost all emissions controls, were offered for purchase in the mid-1960s.
  • In 1895, the first ever patented vehicle built, used engine called “Road Engine” by Selden. It used a turbo charged gas turbine engine mounted on the common buggy of the day.


INSTALLING LPG UPGRADE ON YOUR VEHICLE

Until and unless someone invents a catalyst able to split composites of water into hydrogen and oxygen, providing the cleanest and the purest form of fuel energy we have to use the technology that is the next best, both in terms of environmentally clean and commercially viable energy. LPG is composed of butane and propane which is more combustion friendly in the sense that it burns uniformly and reaches the combustion chamber in a much purer form than other fuels including CNG, gas and diesel. Unlike CNG, LPG Autogas does not reduce the efficiency of the engine functionalities. Installing LPG upgrade system by retro fitting it with the conversion kit allows the car to act as dual fuel vehicle. That means it continues to retain it's manufacturers' fuel injection system plus the new LPG system. In converted vehicles you have both, original gas or diesel mechanism and the build on LPG system. In order to switch between the two systems we install a switch on the dash board allowing you manually or automatically, on the fly, choose which fuel to use. LPG upgrades are non-invasive remaining all stock systems in place. The main components of LPG conversion kit are a vacuum reducer, a solenoid, change-over switch, emulator, electronic reducer, vertical drain system, direct injectors, on board computer, magnetic valves and gauges. We offer variety of quality conversion kits that deliver high performance and demand low maintenance, therefore we are able to provide the right application, most suitable for your vehicle. Our offer extends to full line of service from arranging vehicle pick up or delivery to technical support, maintenance and servicing. Our service extends to fleets and municipalities as well as individual owners.