The fuel-saving system has been used in European heavy vehicle fleet operations and enables operators to save a minimum of 10% and maximum of 20% in fuel costs by switching to a proven combination of diesel and liquid propane gas (LPG).
It is equally effective on trucks, buses, tractors, mining, farming, industrial, construction and civil engineering plants as well as equipment such as generators, compressors and fixed diesel installations.
The technology, which can be fitted during industrial maintenance shutdowns, works by introducing a small amount of LPG into the engine via the air intake system. The gas acts as a catalyst to improve the combustion process, ensuring that almost the entire injected diesel is burnt. Most diesel engines have a burn rate ranging from 75% to 80% with the rest of the diesel being burnt in the exhaust system or blown out as black smoke. The FuelSave system increases the burn rate up to 95% to 98%.
FuelSave Australia, in conjunction with Diesel/Gas Australia (DGA), are supplying a bolt-on vehicle conversion system that takes just one or two days to be fitted to a truck. FuelSave Australia’s trained network of licensed installers in 70 locations around Australia can also apply its expertise in plants ranging from full truck and bus fleets to single items used in mines, factories and in construction and infrastructure.
The system has been tried and tested and used in thousands of motors of all makes and sizes including Caterpillar, Volvo, Kenworth, Cummins, Scania, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes, Land Rover and many others.
The LPG fuel management system is housed in a black box that determines the required amount of gas, optimum pressure and injection timing required by the engine. The system responds to a manifold pressure sensor or throttle position sensor, the engine coolant temperature sensor and the engine’s tachometer reading.
The installation of the system normally takes one or two days, depending on the type of vehicle. The LPG tank is usually mounted underneath the vehicle and the gas line runs to a converter placed under the bonnet.
The fuel-saving system is a bolt on technology and is transferable from one vehicle to another. All kits are fitted to Australian Standards AS1425. Both naturally aspirated and turbo engines can be fitted with the dual system, which does not interfere with the electronics found on modern diesels. Emissions are improved with this system.