What Utility Bidder Needs To Know About LPG?

What Utility Bidder needs to know about LPG?

LPG or Liquefied Petroleum Gas is a compound blend of hydrocarbon atoms. It primarily consists of butane and propane, which is mainly transformed in its liquid form.

Advantages of LPG

• LPG, as an energy source, contains less carbon concentration. This is very powerful and useful in powering vehicles since the cars that run on LPG will emit half the rate of carbon dioxide. LPG energy source is beneficial in significantly lowering greenhouse gas content in the environment since car use has increased substantially over recent years.

• LPG mixes well with air temperatures. No specific equipment or tools are required to measure the content of LPG in the air since it does not emit harmful gasses at the same rate.

• LPG is a non-toxic gas. It is also non-corrosive. Therefore, less care is required while maintaining and storing it. This saves cost for the manufacturers and middleman ship.

• LPG also releases fewer emissions. Therefore, the maintenance of the combustion chamber is not a necessity for LPG gas. It reduces costs and time for the companies. However, this does not mean proper care is eliminated overall. Maintenance must regularly take place. 

• The engines that use LPG vibrate and knock off less than engines using a different power source. Many utility bidder choose LPG to transport without any distractions.

Perhaps the most helpful advantage of using LPG is to elongate engine life by fifty percent. Now the same engine will provide more extended service using a different, more efficient power source.

Disadvantages of LPG 

• When an engine is switched to a different power source, it will affect its outcome. Using LPG instead of petrol will reduce the power by ten percent. This means the engine will work overtime to produce the same energy while on LPG.

• LPG also carries a higher ignition temperature. The internal valves of the engine are prone to depreciate at a five percent faster rate. LPG will require regular maintenance and switching of valves.

• LPG also weighs more. Transporting LPG increases the weight of the trucks or special vehicles. The weight stress shifting will expose the tires to a faster wear and tear rate.

• Storing LPG also becomes expensive. Since the weight cannot be lifted manually, machinery will be hired to lift and switch storage places. This will increase storage and hiring hosts.

• LPG is supplied in heavy still cylinders, which further increases weight and requires professional services to store and transport. 

• The LPG gas is also very flammable, so those who come into close contact are required to wear special gear.

• LPG requires a fuel feed system to be installed for processing the fuel source. It bears a substantial capital cost to the companies, which could have been avoided using any other power source.


LPG leaks in the form of a gas or liquid. Upon leakage, it quickly evaporates into the air and forms heavy clouds. LPG can cause skin burns or even breathing problems, so transporters and storage places are advised to follow proper safety guidelines.

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