CNG/LNG Conversion

 

Today, the most commonly utilized alternative fuels for autogas are Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG). These fuels are both cost-effective and environmentally friendly in terms of pricing. In response to the growing demand for alternative fuels, we have formed a partnership with one of the top manufacturers of autogas conversion kits and the leading producers of CNG compressors for station bases, aiming to introduce them into the Nigerian landscape.

Advantages of Conversions

Fleets need not wait until they are prepared to procure new vehicles to transition to clean and cost-efficient propane autogas. Vehicles that undergo conversion to bi-fuel propane autogas enjoy the same benefits as those designed exclusively for it by manufacturers. Propane autogas provides fleets with the most economical total cost of ownership, reduced emissions, tailored refueling strategies, and enhanced uptime compared to other fuels. Not only is propane autogas a tried and trusted alternative fuel, but more than 60 percent of the propane autogas vehicles currently on the road have been converted with certified aftermarket bi-fuel systems.

Transform Your Vehicle into Autogas

A straightforward conversion has the potential to reduce your fuel expenses by up to 50%.

Banner Energy Limited has established the most extensive network of LPG Autogas retail filling infrastructure in Nigeria, operating under the name BannerGas.

Converting your vehicle to LPG is a relatively uncomplicated procedure that involves the installation of a secondary fuel system within your vehicle, complete with a separate tank and gauge for Autogas fuel. No replacement engine is required. Your vehicle retains its primary fuel system and is now equipped to operate on two fuels, allowing for seamless and convenient switching between the two systems.

LPG closely resembles fully vaporized gasoline in terms of properties, making conversion technology relatively simple. Several options exist for the installation of gas storage tanks in a vehicle, with a popular solution being the fitting of a doughnut tank into the spare wheel well, ensuring that no space is wasted.

Vehicles converted to Autogas are commonly referred to as “Dual Fuel” vehicles, as the existing petrol/diesel tank remains unaltered in converted vehicles, allowing owners to easily choose their preferred fuel at the flip of a switch.

What’s Involved in an Autogas Conversion?

A secure and separate secondary fuel tank will be neatly installed in your vehicle, typically in the vicinity of the wheel well, along with an additional set of fuel injectors that deliver LPG directly to the engine. An electronic interface with the engine ensures constant monitoring of fuel delivery for optimal performance and efficiency.

LPG is a clean and safe fuel, and a conversion should always include standard safety features, such as the Automatic Safety Limiter (ASL), which regulates the fill to allow the gas to expand as needed.

The initial investment in the conversion can be recouped quickly through substantial fuel cost savings. Once converted, your vehicle operates much like it would with conventional fuel but gains the capability of a dual-fuel vehicle. This allows for easy transition to petrol use if the need arises. Across the country, there are over 100 filling stations, the majority of which are conventional LPG stations equipped with Autogas dispensers.

The mission of the Automation and Engineering Academy is to support the Federal Government of Nigeria in realizing its objective of facilitating a smooth and rapid transition to Autogas use among a significant number of road users. The academy has successfully trained more than fifty technicians in auto-conversion techniques.