Andy Evans Autogas
What / Who is this UKLPG ?

UKLPG-http://www.uklpg.org/

 UKLPG is the trade association for the LPG industry in the UK, representing companies who are producers, distributors, equipment and service providers, and vehicle converters. It is dedicated to the safe and effective development of LPG and takes a leading role in the consultation and negotiation with legislators and policy makers.

UKLPG was formed by the merger of the LP Gas Association (LPGA) and the Association for Liquid Gas Equipment and Distributors (ALGED) in January 2008. Its roots are firmly established, with LPGA and ALGED established in 1947 and 1975 respectively. 

Our mission is to:

Champion and guard safety and technical standards within the LPG industry and provide advice and guidance to members Promote the safe use of LPG Inform and lobby opinion formers and legislators (in the UK, and the EU via the AEGPL) with regard to issues that affect the LPG industry and opportunities or legislative threats Work with members of the industry and other bodies to ensure the right skills for the industry's future are recognised and developed Raise the profile of the benefits, good experience and qualities of LPG to specific and agreed audiences.

We are members of both the AEGPL, the European Association for the LPG industry, and WLPGA, the World LPG Association

 

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What is Autogas?
It is LPG, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, a natural by-product of the refining process of crude oil no matter what the end product is. Therefore it will be made and wasted if not used as a fuel.

Why use Autogas?
It is cheaper, cleaner and greener. It is half the price of petrol and cost less to produce than petrol or diesel. It burns cleaner in the engine thus increasing the time between oil change intervals. It produces less harmful emissions.

What happens when I run out?
If whilst driving the user runs out of LPG you can safely switch back to petrol using the switch which is usually located on the dash board. At the present time in mainland UK there are approx 1400 LP gas refueling stations. This means effective coverage throughout the country.

Is it safe?
Yes, the LPG is stored in a pressurised tank, which is significantly stronger than a conventional petrol tank and tested to 32 bars of pressure. If a leak occurred in the system there are specially designed solenoid switches that do not allow the gas to flow. The automotive use of LP gas has an excellent safety record and various crash tests and fire tests have proved that, owing to the strength and integrity of the fuel tank, it is safer than petrol and on a par with diesel. In Vienna, they have been using LP gas powered buses for over 40 years and these have proved so successful that they now have their entire fleet of over 400 buses running on LP gas. In all those 40 years of operation they have never had a single incident, which has been caused by the use of LP gas.

Insurance
When a vehicle has been converted to run on LP Gas the owner must notify his insurance company, otherwise the cover will be invalidated. Most leading insurers advise that the conversion work should be done by an uklpg Approved Installer and some companies will only insure a vehicle if this is the case.

Important Advantages
Fuel bills reduced by up to 40%, No possibility of fuel thefts, You can have the LPG Autogas system transferred to your next vehicle, If you sell the vehicle as dual fuel vehicle you may increase the value, Maintenance cost reduced, Engine life increased, Help the environment

I Hope this has answered some of your questions. If not give me a call to talk over any questions you may have.

Andy Evans

 

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