LPG is a versatile fuel that is ideally and widely used in many industrial applications and production processes. These include space, process and water heating, metal processing, drying, food production, petrochemical production as well as powering industrial ovens, kilns and furnaces amongst others.
Since LPG produces less amount of CO2 as compared to Diesel, National Gas promotes the industrial usage of LPG and we are expert in converting industries, which are already using Diesel, to use LPG. Millions of businesses, from large industries to restaurants to hotels, independent small professionals and contractors, rely on LPG as an energy source for numerous applications.
The downstream process in industrial gas solutions also includes conversion of fuel. To understand why Fuel conversions are done, it is important to note the advantages of gas over other energy sources and the disadvantages and the harmful effects of other heating substitutes like oil, coal, wood, diesel, electricity etc.
Oil based fuels like Furnace Oil & Diesel
- Ball Valve/Isolation Valve at Inlet & Outlet of PRS
- Emission of greenhouse gases like Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur dioxide, Carbon Monoxide
- Pollution of water and earth affecting the ecology
- High Health and environmental risks
- High maintenance costs with frequent breakdowns
- High emission of toxic gases and wastes like SO2, Nitrogen Oxide, Ash etc.
- Ease of operation is low
- Heating value is low as compared to LPG
- Creates health hazards for people who are in close contact with Coal
- Creates High power of radiation
- Ecological Disruption due to acid rains on burning of coal
- Risk of accidental fires
- High residual wastage
- Improper for industrial applications as the required energy consumption is high.
- High health risks
- High Cost
- Risks of Human life
- High Maintenance issues
Why LPG and Natural Gas?
LPG’s energy content (Calorific Value) is the highest amongst other conventional fuels. A very high proportion of the energy content is converted into usable heat.
LPG & Natural Gas both offer clean and efficient combustion and the equipment used for combustion of these gases like burners etc. have significantly no maintenance costs. Due to complete combustion, Gas does not leave deposits on heat exchange surfaces, thereby providing higher efficiency of combustion and heat transfer compared to Diesel or Furnace Oil.
- Environmental Friendly:
LPG & Natural Gas both have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions than any other conventional fuels. Combustion of both gases produces no smoke generation, no sulphur emissions, no poisonous gases, no soot and no unburnt carbon particles. And when it comes to carbon dioxide emissions from both the gases, they are the cleanest fuels available today.
- Convenience & Safety:LPG & Natural Gas both are extremely safe fuels if handled in the right way.Both gases are very easy and convenient to use for a wide range of applications across several industries. The number of known applications for both gases around the world totals to over 2000. Since Gas is stored in a pressurized vessel and utilized vide a closed loop pipeline system, there is no scope for pilferage.
- Accessibility:While LPG is easily accessible and available in different sizes of portable cylinders, Natural Gas has even better accessibility where the Natural Gas pipeline connection is available right at your premises gate for use, thanks to the Natural Gas Grid created all over India by GAIL. Housekeeping is excellent since unlike Diesel and Furnace Oil, Gas does not stain floors and create noxious fumes. This is especially critical for food industries such as Dairies, Chocolate and Biscuit manufacturers and Hotels.
- Commercial Viability: Compared to liquid and conventional fuels, LPG / Natural Gas are the most commercially viable fuels when fuel efficiency and maintenance costs are taken into consideration.
Least Carbon Dioxide Emissions
The Greenhouse Gas footprint of Gas is relatively small compared to other fuels in terms of total emissions and emissions per unit of energy consumed. Gas has the lowest on-site emission rate of the major energy sources, with the exception of natural gas. In terms of life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, Gas produces significantly lower emissions than gasoline, diesel, and electricity on a per Btu basis.