Autogas in Road Traffic

  • Nada Štrumberger
  • Željko Šekerija
  • Dragan Peraković
Keywords: LPG, autogas, road traffic, environmental protection

Abstract

LPG is an international abbreviation for liquefied petroleumgas, i.e. autogas. Today, there are about 5 million vehiclesin the world that use autogas and the number is constantlygrowing. One of the reasons lies in its efficiency which is provenin the 50% lower fuel price and in the lower maintenance priceof the automotive parts! From the ecological aspect, autogas isa much, much lesser polluter which does not let out fumes,lead, solid particles and sulphur oxides into the atmosphere,generating at the same time less carbon dioxide andnon-degradable hydrocarbons. Because of its characteristicsautogas has favourable impact on the engine. The engine durabilityis increased by about 35% compared to petro~ the engineoperates more quietly, the cylinders wear out less, the oil lastslonger in the engine, the durability of the catalyst and thelambda tube is doubled. Complete combustion of the gas-airmixture in the engine cylinders does not result in fuel losses inthe exhaust gases. The exhaust gases are cleaner.

References

Liquefied Petroleum Gas ('Autogas') Standards - October

'Alternative Fuel: Composition, Performance, Engines,

and Systems.': Society of Automotive Engineers, 2001.

'Design Innovations in Alternative Fuels Technologies.':

Society of Automotive Engineers SAE, 2001.

'Clean Cities - Environmental Showcase: Propane.':

U.S. DOE, 1999, hosted by Larry Hagman.

'Facts About CNG and LPG Conversion.': U.S.

'Propane: The Fuel of Choice for the 21' Century.':

National Propane Gas Association, 1999.

'The Road to Clean Air.': Natural Gas Vehicles, 1996.

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Štrumberger N, Šekerija Željko, Peraković D. Autogas in Road Traffic. PROMET [Internet]. 1 [cited 2019Nov.12];15(2):93-9. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/874
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