WLPGA Global Technology Conference (GTC2016)
Increasing Global Market Opportunities for LPG
GTC Innovation Award
Selected Abstracts 2016 for the 29th World LPG Forum & 2016 AEGPL Congress in Florence
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY EURO-6, FULLY AUTOGAS-POWERED URBAN BUS
The project was led by a consortium made by King Long, Begas and REPSOL.
In additional to sound economic advantage, the low NOx and Particulate emissions of Autogas-powered engines help to improve the air quality and ultimately the health the whole community.
The project had an extraordinarily short design-to-market cycle as it started from an existing King Long platform. The robust, compact heavy-duty engine platform developed in consortium between REPSOL and Begas smoothly integrated with a special purpose transmission provided an extraordinarily efficient powertrain.
In this exercise of parallel engineering and collaboration between companies it was also important the increasing awareness of the Administrations.
Mr Victor Saenz, Begas Motor, Spain
GREENODOR – A SULPHUR-FREE ODORANT FOR LPG
To remedy the problem, Aygaz has developed a sulphur-free odorant for LPG, Greenodor. Greenodor is presented as a solution for SOx emission problems of the LPG sector and it is an industrially applicable product. It has been developed with the collaboration of Aygaz, local universities and research institutes.
Greenodor is an ecological and patent-pending product for LPG suppliers and distributors who pay attention to environmental protection. Greenodor can be used as a replacement for traditional LPG odorants which typically contain sulphur.
Ms Elif Atak, Aygaz, Turkey
ULTRAGAZ MULTI-BUSINESS, RELIABLE PRODUCT AND SERVICE OFFERINGS: SUSTAINABLE, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT LPG STORE AND EXTRAFARMA DRUGSTORE/ULTRA GROUP
Mr Mauricio Jarovsky, Ultragaz, Brazil
REMOTE MAINTENANCE FOR LPG VAPORIZERS’ INSTALLATIONS IN BULK CUSTOMER SITES
Measurement instruments (T°, Pressure, Voltage, Current) are installed to read the operating parameters of the installation. The Bulk Customer installation is equipped with an intelligent GSM/GPRS module to collect LPG vaporizer alarms status and operating parameters, store and transmit SMS and e-mail via Internet. In terms of notifications, the field technician and maintenance manager receives alarm SMS messages and e-mails are sent to supervision staff. A supervision station is installed in office to monitor in detail the installation in real time through dedicated graphical interface, graphs and alarm log. Alarms and parameter measures are archived for further review and analysis as necessary.
Mr Nabil Guejaj, Vivo Energy Maroc, Morocco
AG COUPLING FOR SMALL BULK TANK
Mr Alain Deleuse, Mann Teknik AB, Sweden
Mr Guilherme Darezzo, Ultragaz, Brazil
DIESEL-LPG DUAL FUEL CONVERSION OF HEAVY DUTY VEHICLES
According to the fuel consumption data logged, fuel costs have been decreased compared to diesel-only mode. Drivers of the trucks showed close attention to using LPG, noting there was no performance or drivability difference with diesel. Laboratory tests were also conducted on test trucks on a dynamometer and showed similar results with road tests. According to the calculations, 6% decrease in CO2 and 35% decrease in PM emissions can be achieved. Diesel-LPG conversion offers a great opportunity both for vehicle owners and LPG distributors in the near future.
Mr. Can Tikiroglu, Aygaz, Turkey
COMPLETELY NEW COMPACT AND PORTABLE FUEL CELL, RUNNING ON LPG
Mr Martin Pentenrieder, Kraftwerk Inc. Power Solutions, Germany
BRIDGE POWER WITH LPG
Mr Christoph Reimnitz, GE Global Growth & Operations, UK
EFFECTIVE BUSINESS MODELS ARE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE LPG-BASED POWER GENERATION / CHP MARKET
Ms Cate Lyon, Delta Energy and Environment, UK
STEPS TO GROW GALLONS: DEVELOPPING, TESTING AND EVALUATING LPG-POWERED AGRICULTURE TRACTORS
Mr Cinch Munson, Propane Education & Research Council, USA