Do you know you can use cooking GAS to power your Generator?
WHY TO USE PROPANE GENERATORS
When it comes to finding the best solution to providing backup power to your houses, shops and offices in case of power failure, you will find that propane (cooking Gas) generators fit the bill. Thanks to the rising prices of Gasoline (Petrol), it is vital that you find a low cost option that will enable you to power your home without breaking your bank. This is where propane comes in handy, and you will find that a propane generator can help you to have all of the energy you need at the lowest possible cost.
A propane generator is a great resource for quietness and long lasting alternative. Propane generators are also easy to refill and the gas can be stored for a long period of time with no harmful effects.
The accessories required for the conversion of a fuel Generator to Propane (Cooking Gas) generator is as follow:
There are two types of Carburetor that works perfectly
1. SINGLE LPG (Cooking Gas) CARBURETOR
The single phase Propane Carburetor enables you to use only propane GAS popularly know as Cooking Gas to power your Generating Set. Converting to this carburetor means you will be using only cooking GAS.
2. DUAL FUEL CARBURETOR
The Dual Fuel Carburetor enables you to use two types of fuel to power your Generating Set. This gives you the option to switch between two types of fuel you wish. Which are Gasoline popularly known as Petrol in Nigeria and LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) also known as Propane, or Cooking Gas.
ADVANTAGES OF LPG PROPANE (Cooking GAS) OVER PMS OR GASOLINE (Petrol)
LPG cylinders for your LPG powered generator can easily be delivered to your doorstep by RASKILO GAS. The replacement of cylinders is also performed simply by the exchange of cylinders. So you do not need to go to filling stations anymore to get petrol.
LPG used for the generator can be fully burned, thermal efficiency is high. Economic cost comparison: for the cost of 1KwHr, LPG is 1/2 of gasoline. Propane is cheaper and more efficient than gasoline, so you’ll save money when running a propane generator. Gasoline generators break down more often and have a shorter life. Propane generators experience less wear and tear even when run often, saving you money on repairs or replacements.
Gas generator’s exhaust emissions are much better than that of fuel generator. We all know Carbon monoxide is a dangerous, invisible, odourless and colorless gas which can be deadly. Therefore, inhaling this toxic gas into the body leads to death. This Carbon monoxide emissions decreased more than 90%, Hydro Carbon emissions decreased more than 70% thereby preventing you from that dangerous fume Petrol produces. At the same time, because the gas combustion is soft, the working noise is reduced greatly than the fuel oil unit. Most importantly you will not experience any smoke from GAS powered Generators.
No oil pollution or dilution to the lube, and the gas generator works softly, so the life of the machine corresponding increase. If use gas generator, when the generator don’t work for a long time, the gas will not produce the oil slick in the carburetor, so as to avoid the difficulty start or badly filtration of the engine etc.
Gas availability as compared with PMS which is subject to crude oil price, Forex and Nigeria politics. Hence minimizing or eliminates queuing for PMS at the fuel stations.
The costs of maintaining an LPG propane powered generator is generally lower than that of a petrol powered generator. This is as a result of running more cleanly, no carbon blocking the carburetor or hinder the function of the engine, leading to the spark plug and other components lasting longer than in a petrol fueled engine. And also Engine Oil last longer before getting dirty.
Propane generators provide fewer opportunities for fire hazards, since owners don’t need to handle the refueling and refilling.
Gasoline generators must be refueled by their owners, while all you need to do with a propane generator is to order for replacement from RASKILO GAS and reconnect it to the generator. If you don’t use the generator for some time, propane will not evaporate as gasoline does, making for longer shelf life.
LPG powered home generators are known for running at a much quieter level than petrol powered engines.
For now we have not been able to see any disadvantages whatsoever in the conversion process. However, with the lower heating value of PMS and LPG is about 44.0MJ/Kg and 45.3MJ/Kg respectively. It can be argued that LPG produces a little higher energy than that of PMS, although comparable. This isn’t seen as a weakness but rather strength as power to the piston will be increased, giving a stable power supply.
COST AND BENEFIT ANALYSIS
The advantages of using LPG-powered generator instead of PMS in terms of cost has been mentioned before. For cases of clarification, it saves the cost of about 1:2 in favor of LPG and keeps your generating set in good condition with no smoking.
Specifically, 12.5kg of LPG gas cylinder gives a running time of 45-48hrs on 2.8KVA Gen. Which will run for about two days.
70 – 75 litres of fuel can run a sound 2.8KVA GEN for 48 hours (Complete 2 days)
70 x 145 (Fuel price per Litre) = #10,440
12.5kg of GAS can run a sound 2.8KVA GEN for about 48 hours (Complete 2 days)
12.5 x 400 (Cooking GAS price per Kg) = #5,000
From the comparison, It saves the cost of about 1:2 in favor of LPG
If you have been using cooking gas in your kitchen (with naked flame) then usage in a closed system (combustion chamber) is absolutely safe. You might want to argue that the leakage from the gas cylinder can cause explosion, this is absolutely INCORRECT. A gas will only self ignite, only when certain build of pressure is attained. It therefore becomes difficult for explosion to occur since the gas will be used in an open atmosphere where circulation of air prevent gas gathering.
An example of this is a gas plant; despite how the air surrounding the gas plant is polluted with LPG it becomes difficult for self ignition to occur due to atmospheric air circulation. From gas theory, Gas is the least stable form of matter but an unstable gas can never self ignite.
That is why you have to use RASKILO GAS who will always provide you with clean cylinders to your doorstep and same time help you check for any leakage or abnormalities in every refill.
NOTE: This conversion is only applicable to 2.0 KVA – 10 KVA Gasoline Generators.
Call us for more inquiries and installations of your Propane Generators.