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Industrial and Commercial LPG

Overview


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited is a leading Central Government Undertaking Company dealing in refining and marketing of various petroleum products, including marketing of Commercial LPG in both Bulk & Packed and Bulk Propane and Bulk Butane to various commercial and industrial establishments and industries.

LPG, as a fuel for all Industrial and Commercial requirements, is categorized as Non-Domestic LPG. HP GAS has been a pioneer in the oil industry in Non-Domestic LPG sales and with its "Ji-Haan" motto, serves lacs of Industrial and Commercial establishments across the country. HP GAS has a high calorific value, it is clean and green and can be used in a variety of applications in various Industrial and Commercial establishments like Hotels, Restaurants, Bakeries, Caterings, Ceramics, Roto-moulding, Boilers, Metallurgical units, Iron & Steel Industries, Textiles, Tea, Coffee, Automotive sector, Agriculture sector, Construction, Poultry, Food Processing, Aerosol manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Plastic Industry, Glass manufacturing, Gold making, Powder coating, Paint drying, Aluminum melting, etc.

For several years, HP Gas has remained a prominent player in the Non-Domestic Packed and Bulk LPG segment, providing technical support and complete end-to-end fuel solutions to its esteemed customers through its authorized service providers and channel partners. HPCL has its modern, state of the art, 50 LPG Bottling Plants and more than 6500 LPG Distributorships located pan India dedicated to catering to their customers’ requirements.

Innovation and Customer service has always been at the top of the agenda at HPCL, which reflect in the new-age offerings given below.HPCL has the expertise to provide end-to-end solutions to the customers desiring to convert to LPG as a fuel.

Products

LPG is marketed in bulk as well as in packed form. The choice depends on various factors such as the quantity of LPG required, rate of consumption, space available at customer premises, cost of installation etc.

LPG in bulk form is stored in above ground bullets or Mounded storage at customers premises. Equipment required at customer premises include Tank Truck decanting facility, LPG pumps, compressors and vaporisers to convert liquid LPG to vapour. Bulk LPG installations can support Industries with huge and continuous consumption demand for LPG. It is recommended that industries with a consumption of more than 50 MT/month should have bulk LPG facility for smooth supply and operation. Bulk LPG storage systems are dealt in detail in a separate chapter

HPCL supplies Non Domestic LPG in bulk quantities for industrial / commercial use through 7 MT, 12 MT, 18 MT and 21 MT trucks from its loading bases spread across the country and supplies the product on door delivery basis (on delivered as well as delivery assistance).

HPCL supplies Propane to Industrial customers with specialized fuel requirements through 18 MT and 21 MT tank trucks from its loading bases across the country. Due to its lower boiling point and higher vapour pressure with respect to LPG, Propane evaporates easily in colder conditions and its high purity gives rise to higher system efficiency. HPCL also markets ND Butane in Bulk, which is used in petrochemicals and in aerosol units.

Packed LPG in cylinders are available in different sizes with two different types of valves as per requirement. It may be noted that all types of LPG cylinders available now are to be used and stored only in upright position and not in horizontal position.

This type of cylinders are fitted with SC type valves and designed to withdraw vapour from the cylinders. The amount of LPG vapour extracted from the cylinder 0.5kg per hour and hence these cylinders are useful where the LPG consumptions rate is low, like cooking etc.

VOT cylinders for non-domestic use are available in 5kg, 19kg, and 35kg and 47.5kg sizes. Depending upon total consumption as well as rate of consumption, multiple cylinders are connected in a bank.

Multi cylinder installations shall meet the requirements of IS 6044 Part - I & Part - II and OISD-162. Total quantity of LPG in all cylinders in a manifold shall not exceed 1000kg.

In a Manifold System, cylinders are connected to the Manifold in parallel, where LPG is simultaneously withdrawn from all the cylinders and is discharged to the system for usage.

This type of cylinder is fitted with LOT valves. The valve will have a HDPE tube fitted valve, which is running and running up to the bottom of the cylinder. Hence liquid LPG directly flows out the cylinder due to the pressure differential.

Since LOT valves draw liquid LPG, we need vaporisers to convert the liquid to vapour.

LOT valves are normally fitted in 47.5 kg cylinder configuration, though any commercial cylinder can be fitted with a LOT valve.

Liquid Off-Take (LOT) LPG System offers advantage of bulk LPG Installation and easy functionality as that of Cylinder manifold. LOT system withdraws Liquid LPG using the LOT valves. The LOT system can cater to any flow rate requirement of LPG and occupies lesser space. They are easy to handle & are provided with High Safety Standards (LOT valves are fitted with SRV/EFCV within the Cylinders).

The LOT systems are also cost effective as there is no residual loss. Hence they are becoming more popular choice among LPG users compared to VOT systems and even bulk LPG installations.

The LOT installation shall be as per Installation guide. Total amount of LPG in all cylinders in a manifold shall not exceed 1000kg.

HPCL markets Non-domestic LPG thru its various loading bases, bottling plants, LPG distributors and thru exclusive Non-domestic LPG distributors appointed at various strategic locations across India

  • Non-Domestic Packed cylinders: HP GAS markets Non-domestic LPG in packed cylinders in the following capacities:
    • 2 kg
    • 5 kg
    • 19 kg
    • 35 kg
    • 47.5 kg
    • 425 kg
  • HP GAS RAZOR :Traditionally, Dissolved Acetylene (DA) is used for metal cutting. HPCL markets LPG in cylinders, dosed with a special additive under the brand name HP GAS RAZOR, which can replace DA and give better results. The additive fortified LPG has far superior qualities like high flame temperature of 30000C, faster pre-heating, faster piercing rates, faster cutting travel speeds, faster heat transfer along with reduction in slag formation. HP Gas RAZOR is about 30% cheaper than DA and it is much safer than DA due to its narrower flammability limit as compared to DA and negligible risk of back-fire in the torch.
  • HP GAS POWERLIFT :HPCL markets LPG in cylinders under the brand name HP GAS POWERLIFT for exclusive usage in the forklifts. The forklifts used in the industries and bottling plants have horizontal mounting of cylinders and the required LPG offtake rate is high. Therefore, entire LPG cannot be evacuated from the conventional VOT cylinders resulting in high residue. HPCL has recently come out with uniquely designed HP GAS POWERLIFT cylinders, which can overcome the issues listed above and provide seamless and safe supply of LPG to the forklift engines. HP GAS Powerlift operated forklifts use clean fuel, increase engine life and may be used both indoors and outdoors (unlike Diesel operated ones), work well on uneven surfaces and inclines and refuelling is fast (unlike electrically operated forklifts).
  • HP GAS SUMO :HPCL markets LPG in 425 KG cylinders under the brand name HP GAS SUMO. These cylinders are exclusively designed for commercial and Industrial customers having higher energy requirement but with limited storage areas. These 990 litre water capacity cylinders with Bullfinch combination valves with both liquid and vapour withdrawal ports so that residue in cylinders may be avoided. The HP GAS SUMO installations made as per IS:6044, Part-1 are simpler, safer and require least space as compared to other cylinder installations of same capacity. HPCL can assist in design, erection and commissioning of HP GAS SUMO installations and if desired undertake the job on turn-key basis.
  • HP GAS APPU : HP Gas Appu is a small, handy and easy to use 2 kg and 5kg LPG cylinder, which can be used for cooking, heating and several other applications at homes, hotels, hospitals, shops etc. It is a safe and environmental friendly medium which is available to the public instantly by producing any POI without requiring any other document like address proof etc. With the provision to refill instantly, it can be purchased without any hassles. When not required, there is a buyback provision also which further adds to the ease and portability

    Ideal for college students and working individuals living away from their families, HP Gas APPU can be a part of their home set-up, away from home. Travelers, hikers, backpackers or a group of friends camping, can easily carry the HP Gas APPU along to prepare a meal on the go. Migrating labourers without requiring necessary documentation to get a regular gas connection, can also easily purchase HP Gas APPU for their daily use.

    HP Gas Appu is readily available to customers at HP Gas Distributorships, select HP Retail Outlets, select Kirana stores, Utensil Shops and several other Point of Sales (POS).

    The first purchase requires the customer to buy the cylinder and the gas-regulator (if required) and only gas cost has to be paid at the time of subsequent refill.

With the increasing awareness about LPG and implementation/enforcement of stringent environmental norms, conversions to cleaner fuel like LPG is on the rise. In addition, marketing of ND-Packed LPG is a competitive business and for this business, higher technical as well as commercial skills are required. LPG service providers, who are in the business of carrying out or facilitating such conversions from other fuels at the customer premises, play a key role in identifying the LPG fuel supplier.

At HP GAS, we provide end-to-end solutions to meet all your energy needs beginning from planning and designing of storage units at your premises to installation, commissioning and operation of the same, including fuel logistics. HPCL also provides customized solutions that are suitable and economical to your business needs. HPCL carries out fuel conversions of various Industries and commercial installations from other fuels (Furnace Oil, Diesel, wood, husk, electricity, coal, kerosene etc.) to the cleaner and greener LPG fuel for meeting the energy requirements of its esteemed consumers. HPGAS strives to make significant contribution to conserve energy and protect environment.

For enhancing the ND Business through conversion, two new channels of distribution are appointed by HP Gas.

LPG Energy Solution Providers and Suppliers (ESPS): For marketing ND Packed LPG and providing godown facility for storage of packed cylinders.

LPG System Solution Provider (SSP): For marketing LPG ND Bulk, LPG ND Packed and Bulk Propane without godown facility.

The contact details of our exclusive Non-domestic LPG managers and our authorized SSP and ESPS across the country are available at the link given below: