RESEARCH PAPER
Research on low-emission vehicle powered by LPG using innovative hardware and software
Arkadiusz Małek 1  
,   Jacek Caban 2  
,   Branislav Sarkan 3  
 
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Department of Transportation and Informatics, University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin, Polska
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Polska
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Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Jacek Caban   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618, Lublin, Polska
Submission date: 2020-08-12
Final revision date: 2020-09-28
Acceptance date: 2020-09-30
Publication date: 2020-10-13
 
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2020;89(3):19–36
 
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LPG is a cheap and ecological fuel for spark ignition engines. The sequential gas injection system can be installed at the factory and is then the Original Equipment of the Manufacturer. A vehicle with a spark ignition engine can also be converted to gas in an authorized workshop. In both cases, the vehicle must meet the same exhaust emission standards when running on alternative fuel as it does with the original fuel. Conversion of vehicles to LPG and CNG is regulated by law at the European Union level. The article describes the conversion of a low-emission gasoline vehicle that meets the Euro 6 emission standard to LPG. The configuration and calibration of the LPG system is described in detail. The compatibility of the gas system with the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system was then checked. Finally, road tests of the vehicle were carried out to compare the performance with the original fuel and the alternative fuel.
 
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