What is meant by "Pure for Sure”?
    The 'Pure for Sure' program is aimed at making sure that the customer gets the right 'Quantity and Quality' of both service and petrol

"Pure for Sure is all about customer's getting their value for money. In the past, customers have always seen a visit to the petrol bunk as something they could well avoid, thanks to the kind of treatment that they get and their frustration on being cheated on both quality and quantity. This program is aimed at making sure that the Retail Outlets that have been certified to guarantee the amount of fuel being dispensed is accurate, and also that the people rendering this service are courteous".

What is the symbol “Pure for Sure” Denotes?
    The retail outlets covered under this program display the 'Pure for Sure' sign - an out turned palm forming a circle with the thumb and the first finger - also imprinted on the dispensing units and on the back of the blue uniform sported by DSMs, and TUV's certificate displayed at the outlet. At such Retail Outlets, Bharat Petroleum guarantees that the correct quality and quantity are dispensed. In order to be able to do so, strict quality control and tracking measures have been put in place at every point from the Supply Point (Depot) to the customer's fuel tank.

Explain about BPCL “Pure for Sure” Campaign?
    In this program, dealers have voluntarily enrolled themselves for certification in a phased manner. To ensure that there is impartial evaluation TUV Suddeutschland India, a German quality certification agency has been roped in to evaluate the dealers. The key aspects of the program are security checks placed in the whole logistics process; right from tamper proof Abloy locks with three-dimensional keys. This lock, each of which costs Rs 2,500/- have been sourced from a company in England and are fitted on the modified tank lorries that supply the product to the Retail Outlets. The tanker lorries themselves have been made tamper proof by welding all joints and hinges. The dispensing unit at the outlets are sealed with plastic seals by BPCL, after the Weights and Measures Department has certified and sealed them. Once the product has reached the outlets, there are periodic as well as regular checks and samples are regularly tested. A mobile laboratory will also be introduced soon, so that tests can be done at the spot. The dealers cannot sit back and take it easy after they have been certified, but have to undergo periodic audits and get re-certified by TUV Suddeutschland India.

Who is giving the ‘Pure for Sure” Certification?
    TÜV SÜD South Asia conducts facilities inspection for various clients as per their requirements. 4000 retail outlets have undertaken by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for this BPCL's "Pure for Sure" campaign.

TÜV SÜD South Asia was appointed by Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) to audit and certify their retail outlets (petrol pumps), based on a standard exclusively developed for their ongoing “Pure for Sure” campaign. TÜV SÜD South Asia jointly developed this standard with BPCL, by customizing generic quality system requirements to meet specific needs of their retail strategy.

The "Pure For Sure" customer care initiative of BPCL is associated with stringent certification for quality & quantity, courteous and personalized services, as well as efficient fuelling offered at retail outlets. Periodic auditing and certification of retail outlets by TÜV is one of the steps in achieving this goal.

On completion of audits they suggest areas of improvement to BPCL. Re-audits are carried out wherever necessary to ensure strict adherence to the auditing standard by every retail outlet. TÜV SÜD South Asia has designed special certificates specifically for this project, which are awarded to outlets that have successfully fulfilled the auditing criteria.

This initiative has helped BPCL gain a pre eminent position in customer's mind share and will hold it in good stead in the deregulated scenario.

The "Pure for Sure" campaign is a definite feather in the cap for TÜV SÜD South Asia, as they have the distinction of being able to devise an auditing standard focused and specific to an organization’s quality requirements.

Kindly explain about “SPEED Petrol”?.
    "Speed" is a blend of petrol and world-class multi-functional additives, sourced from Chevron Oronite Company LLC, a Chevron Texaco company, which complies with EPA 97 (Environment Protection Agency, USA) requirements. "Speed" contains unique deposit control additives that effectively remove harmful deposits from all fuel metering systems and components resulting in enhanced overall engine performance - easy starting / smooth idling, maximum power and acceleration, reduced emission, and no engine knocking - improved mileage and reduced maintenance costs.

Kindly explain about “Hi-Speed Diesel”?.
    Hi speed Diesel is a blend of Diesel and world-class multi-functional additives sourced from Afton Chemicals (formerly M/s Ethyl Asia Pacific Company, USA). This additive uses the internationally renowned Green Burn Combustion Technology. Multi-functional additive enables the high performance vehicles to deliver their designed outputs by removing harmful deposits from all fuel metering systems and engine components. This will also reduce particle level, black smoke and provide longer engine life.

How does Hi-Speed Diesel enhance the performance of my car?
    The patented Green burn Combustion Technology coupled with the special multifunctional additives in Hi-Speed Diesel significantly enhance engine performance. Here’s how:

Hi-Speed Diesel cleans up fuel injectors that are blocked with harmful deposits. It also prevents the formation of new deposits. This gives your engine maximum power and makes it work as good as new, every time.
Clean fuel injectors also mean a considerable reduction in black smoke and other harmful emissions from your car. This is good for the environment especially in metros like Mumbai where pollution levels are on the rise.
Hi-Speed Diesel ensures that fuel injection spray patterns are maintained. This results in easy start-ups, less fuel consumption and smoother driving for your car.
The anti-corrosion property of Hi-Speed Diesel protects injectors and other fuel system components from excess wear and tear. This not only improves the performance of your engine but also lowers maintenance costs.

What are the benefits of using Hi-Speed Diesel?
    There are many benefits of using Hi-Speed Diesel. These include:

Complete combustion of fuel --> Maximum Output + Fuel Economy
Peak performance of engine --> Smoother drive
Anti-corrosion property --> Low Maintenance costs
Cleaner engine --> Cleaner Environment

What is LPG /Auto gas?
    L .P.G is obtained as a bi-product during distillation of oil [petrol] from crude oil. It is a mixture of propane and butane. It has a high Octane rating of 112RON. The combustion of LPG is smoother as a result of the higher Octane. Unlike other fuels, no additives are required to guarantee high quality. LPG contains no Lead and is therefore cleaner. It is actually better than petrol because it reaches the engine in pure gas form, which ensures improved combustion. The life of the engine is extended as a result of the absence of acids and carbon deposits.

LPG being a clean environmentally friendly fuel, will reduce air pollution to a great extent if the vehicles are fuelled with LPG. Bharat Petroleum was the first Oil Company to take the initiative for setting up of an Auto LPG Dispensing Station (ALDS) and run vehicles on LPG as a pilot project in Delhi in October 1999. With the menace of rising vehicular pollution, use of LPG as an auto fuel was proposed as a pollution abatement measure.

What is CNG?
    CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) is a mixture of hydrocarbons consisting of approximately 80 to 90 percent methane in gaseous form. Because of its low energy density, it is compressed to pressure of 200 to 250 Kg/cm2 (to enhance the vehicle on-board storage in a cylinder), hence the name Compressed Natural Gas. Colorless, non-carcinogenic and non-toxic, CNG is inflammable and lighter than air. It is not a liquid fuel, and is not the same as LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), which consists of propane and butane in liquid form. Superior to petrol, it operates at one-third the cost of conventional fuel and is hence, increasingly becoming popular with automobile owners. Commonly referred to as the green fuel because of its lead free characteristic, it reduces harmful emissions and is non-corrosive, thus enhancing the life of spark plugs. Another practical advantage observed in countries where CNG is in already in vogue is the extension of life of lubricating oils as the fuel does not contaminate and dilute the crankcase oil.

What would be the affect on the engine?
    Usage of LPG can increase the engine life up to three times because of the dry and gaseous nature of propane. Also, the almost total lack of carbon residue deposited inside the engine keeps the engine and the engine oil cleaner and reduces the internal wear and tear of the engine. Also there is no washing away of the lubricating layer of oil/lubricant on piston rings/ cylinder walls in LPG use compared to Petrol. It is established that engines running on LPG last twice as long as that on Petrol.

Tests and practical records maintained by LPG users have shown that piston and rings last more than 2.5 times in LPG driven engines than petrol engines.

Longer spark plug and oil life
Increased engine smoothness
No carbonation problems


Using L.P.G in place of petrol does not affect engine life, power or pick-up. Unlike diesel, cold starting is not a problem. Engine performance is almost exactly the same as with petrol. There is no spillage when refueling or no possibility of theft or pilfering

How safe is Autogas as a fuel?
    Autogas is proven to be safest automotive fuel worldwide. The Autogas tanks/cylinders are made of high quality steel and reinforcement which do not crack-up in case of accident. Propane tanks are manufactured from ¼-inch steel. They are resistant to deformation and puncture.

Also in case of leakage the gas escapes into the open air and does not remain in the engine to catch fire. Also the LPG cylinders/tanks are placed horizontally in a car and the adaptor allows the liquid to flow all the way up to the solenoid valves before converting into gas. In case of an impact most quality solenoids close or trip to avoid flow of fuel to the engine. Safety mainly depends on the quality of components like the PRV, Solenoids etc. and the fitting. We provide ISO-9001/2 products which are proven worldwide and have been exported to over 45 countries since 1958.

Moreover, a device called hydrostatic relief valve is generally placed between the gas tank and the fuel line. This valve regulates the pressure of the gas within the pipeline and the tank and releases the gas if there is a rare pressure build up. Also the tanks are filled to only 80% of the total capacity leaving enough scope of expansion due to temperature changes. Also the tank device i.e the "MULTIVALVE" has a pressure relief valve.

Many people have a wrong notion that a LPG cylinder may explode .The cylinder is constructed and fabricated from thick gauge steel. Every cylinder manufactured undergoes stringent tests and x-rayed for any leakages and approved by Ministry of Petroleum and natural gas, the explosives departments in India. Hence, LPG stored in the cylinder is 100% safe. A LPG cylinder can only possible if heated from outside on a very high temperature. LPG cannot ignite by itself, until and unless it is exposed to oxygen.

Auto Gas does not hurt the engine and that on the contrary that we get far less wear on the engine. Since the fuel at the time of entering the carburetor is in gaseous stock which mixes better than petrol oil and spark plugs are also expected to last longer. But in our own interest it is advisable to keep checking the oil condition periodically.

Is the kit is safe against any explosion?
    The system is entirely safe with lock off type magnetic valves and tested equipments. There is also a provision for a safety solenoid which acts as a pressure relief valve and cuts the supply of gas in case of leakage and impact/accident. Besides the LPG tanks are made of strong steel and tested for explosion with three times the working pressure. Tanks are never filled with more than 80% capacity and have a Multi valve which is covered by a vacuum tight box releasing all vapors/LPG in case of leakage to outside of the car. The multi valve is connected to the switch via a electronic sensor showing the level of LPG in the tank. Tanks and Multi valves are approved by the Government of India, Explosives Department for safety.

Auto gas has an excellent safety record throughout the world, both in terms of its storage, transportation and use. Extensive safety tests have been undertaken with respect to its use and the conclusions reached are that it is substantially safer than petrol due to its more robust fuel tank being more resistant to impact damage. Also the electronic solenoid valves trip in case of an impact not allowing fuel to go beyond the circuit to the engine. All tanks are fitted with relief valves that provide an escape for the gas should the tank come in contact with extreme heat. Tanks are not filled with more than 80% of total capacity. This ensures there is sufficient room for the liquid to expand when heated or the temperature being high.

Moreover, in any eventuality of a leakage the gas escapes in the air and not remain in the engine like petrol to catch fire. In fact the use of Autogas is safer than Petrol as cylinders/tanks are kept horizontally in a car and adapter allows the liquid to flow all the way to magnetic valves before converting to gas. Odorant is added to LPG so leaks can be detected by the distinctive smell. Autogas is a non-poisonous, non-toxic gas, so inhaling the fumes will not do any harm. All hoses and fittings are specially approved for handling LPG, since it can act as a solvent.

Can all vehicles be converted to Autogas?
    Almost any petrol vehicle can be converted to operate on Autogas/LPG. Cars with carburetor as well as Multi Point Fuel Injection as well as cars with catalytic converters car be used to operate on Autogas.
General feeling in people is that the safety and performance of vehicle converted on L.P.G deteriorates, but the simple fact is that any kit installed by trained technicians with adequate safety procedure and education to the customer about the gas system usage, then the performance of vehicle on LPG is better than petrol under all conditions.

Before conversion to L.P.G, the vehicle must undergo a pre-conversion check. This is to ensure that the engine is mechanically sound and properly tuned to the manufacturer’s specifications. The check should include audit of the electrical system, ignition, valve clearances, cylinder compressions, exhaust consumption, power output and vehicle performance on starting, idling and fuel emission must be tested before and after conversion both on LPG as well as on petrol separately.

Sometimes there can be additional expenses initially for replacing batteries, ignition circuits etc. This is because the ignition temperature for L.P.G is much higher than for petrol and a much stronger spark is needed to ignite L.P.G, even though the earlier spark strength may have been acceptable for petrol running.

What is the Octane number of LPG and explain it?
    Auto Gas is the term generally used for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), when it is used for the propulsion of Road vehicles. It is obtained as a by product of the distillation of oil from crude oil. When it is pressurized, it becomes a Liquid compared to petrol. Auto Gas has a higher octane content (according to the RON Method).

* Super Grade Petrol has 98 octane.
* Lead free petrol has 95 octane.
* L.P.G has over 100 octane.


The combustion of Auto Gas is smoother as a result of the higher octane contents. Unlike other fuels, no additives are required to guarantee high quality. Auto Gas contains no lead and is therefore cleaner. It is actually better than petrol because it reaches the engine in pure gas form with improved combustion.

Does the vehicles in other country are using Autogas?
    ITALY leads the field with over one million vehicles on the road. Usage of Auto gas was started way back in 1958. The concept has gained its usage all over the world such as Netherlands, North America, Mexico, Japan, Australia, South Africa, South Korea, Nepal, England and European countries. By far the biggest consumer of Auto Gas however is Japan, which uses over 1,80,000 tones a year. Over 90% of all taxis in Japan are powered by Auto gas.

What type of Conversion kits is available?
    Primarily the kits based on the Vaporiser system are of two types. One which are based on vacuum /suction principle and the other on Electronic System. Vacuum Vaporiser (PRV) is ideally meant for cars with Carburetor whereas Electronic Vaporiser is meant to be used on MPFI (fuel injectors) cars. However even electronic kits can be used on cars with carburetors which provides an enhanced performance and safety features. For more details contact us.

Can the A/C be also run with Gas?
    The car engine which is run with Autogas generates optimum power to easily take the load of the A/c compressor even with full laden load.

What would happen if I run out of Gas ?
    No problem. These are duel fuel systems, i.e you can switch over the car to Petrol and vice -versa by means of a simple electronic switch instantly without even stopping the car. The switch is conveniently located on the dashboard of the car.

Would the performance, top speed be the same as Petrol?
    Tests show that cars on Autogas generate 10% less power which translated into 3% loss of top speed. This however is negligible and can be compensated with proper tuning by advancing the ignition of the car and increasing the idling. A proper conversion and tuning by a technical person would ensure that the car performs almost the same as that to Petrol and no change is performance is noticeable.

How much time would the installation take? Would there be any changes to the car?
    The installation of the kit is quite precise. A proper job would take about 4-6 hours depending of the type and condition of the car. There would be no changes to the engine whatsoever and only additional devices installed with minimal drilling etc.

Can the car be used on Highway, Hilly regions, bad roads?
    The kits provided by us are very durable, proven and reliable. As mentioned in our earlier sections LPG has higher octane rating of 110 amongst all octane fuels and generates enough power to use the car in all terrains. There is no problem to run the car on Indian highways (even full with pot holes). LPG is also being used to power heavy vehicles vis trucks and buses in most European countries.

Does the usage of LPG GAS kits are allowed by Govt?
    The ministry of petroleum and Natural gas has approved and fundamentally (the motor vehicles Act 54 of 1994 sec 15 with effect from 14.11.94) starting modifying the engine to use battery, CNG, solar power etc is considered an alteration which would require the permission of the registering authority. The only Exception is L.P.G modifying the engine to use L.P.G is not considered as an alteration requiring such permission. L.P.G may be allowed by the motor vehicles Act, but use of domestic L.P.G for running Automobiles may be prohibited by other acts such as "Essential commodities Act".

What are the safety measures to be considered when we use Gas in our Vehicles?
    Auto Gas has an excellent safety record throughout the World, both in terms of its storage, transportation and use. Extensive safety tests have been undertaken with respect to its use and the conclusions reached are that it is substantially safer than petrol due to its more robust fuel tank being more resistant to impact damage.

The Gas is stored in the vehicle in liquid form and contained in a cylinder. The cylinder is constructed and fabricated from thick Gauge steel. Every cylinder manufactured by the company authorized and license carries stringer tests and X-rayed for any leakages and later approved by the legal explosives departments in India. Thus the safety of Gas stored in the cylinder in Liquid form is 100%.If the Auto Gas systems and tanks were not insisters in England have changed their vehicles to run on Auto Gas? Also, we all have been using the same L.P.G cylinders for years in our living rooms and kitchens. The statement confirmed by the Government of India officials stating to the Times of India Newspaper dated 30 th April 1999, that cars running on L.P.G are 100% safe .They say even if Gas leaks it will not ignite unless some one strikes a marten.

Once the car is converted to Gas the petrol pipe is by passed and there is no chance of the petrol and L.P.G running through the same pipe, In case this happens, the engine will get rich and stall. There is no danger if the L.P.G switch is left on through the night. Once the car ignition is off, the liquid will automatically stop flowing.

How do you say that you can save the fuel expenditures when we use GAS?
    As soon as a person drives away with the converted vehicle to Auto Gas, he will be saving between 60% to 70% on fuel expenditure.

Savings on use of LPG for Cars

 

Maruthi 800

Matiz, Maruti Omni, Maruti Alto

Zen

Fiat Uno, Santro, Wagon R

Fiat Palio, Honda City, Esteem, Versa

Ford Ikon, Ascent,

Opel Corsa

Ambassador, Opel Astra, Cielo

Running per day

50

50

50

50

50

50

50

Fuel consumption

on Petrol Kms /Ltr

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

Cost per km

on Petrol

3.94

4.24

4.60

5.01

5.52

6.13

6.89

Fuel consumption

on LPG Kms /Ltr

12.5

11.5

11

10

9

8

7

Cost per km

on LPG

2.00

2.17

2.27

2.50

2.78

3.13

3.57

Saving per kms

1.94

2.07

2.32

2.51

2.74

3.00

3.32

Saving per day

96.92

103.38

116.11

125.63

136.81

150.08

166.04

Saving per month

2908

3101

3483

3769

4104

4502

4981



The mileage will vary according to engine condition, city drive, on heavy traffic and Air-conditioned vehicle.





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