Advantages and disadvantages of LPG

The advantages of LPG are

  • It is non-toxic, non- corrosive in nature.
  • It burns cleanly and has high octane rating i.g. more than 100 RON (Research Octane Number).
  • LPG engines have less knocking/ vibration.
  • It does not produce harmful emission like CO, NOx and higher hydrocarbons.
  • Particulate emissions are also less. So frequent cleaning of the combustion chamber is not required.

The  disadvantages of LPG are

  • It causes suffocation, in case of leakage as it heavier than air.
  • It is hazardous as it inflammable gas.
  • It is consumed more as it has low energy density.
  • It does not provide power to the vehicle in mountains or rough terrains.
  • It is costlier than CNG.
  • It has to be supplied in a heavy steel cylinder.

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