LPG, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, is a crude oil derivative, a mixture of two hydrocarbons, propane and butane, in different ratios that serves as an energy source and / or as a motor fuel.
In the last two decades, LPG has become common as a motor fuel over the world. Today, Poland and Ukraine are the leading countries in the number of vehicles fueled by LPG, while LPG is more and more widespread in Western Europe. At the beginning of the 2000s, LPG entered the BiH market through "a back door" and nowadays is the second most selling fuel, after diesel fuel. LPG is sold at over 80% petrol stations in BiH.
BiH has prescribed two standards defining LPG quality on our market. Standard BAS EN 589 is a standard that sets minimum quality requirements for LPG as the motor fuel, and the BAS 1056 standard is a standard that sets minimum quality requirements for LPG used in industry and household. A difference between these two types of gas is in the engine octane number, which is prescribed for vehicles at a minimum of 89 octane. The motor octane number ensures quality so that the user’s vehicle will perform better and exceed the single-charge distance. In addition, for both types of gas, the maximum permissible contaminant content is specified, specifically olefin and resins, which cause clogging of the gas installation and damage to the interior of the ICE engine.
HIFA PETROL’s professional staff have devoted themselves to developing internal procedures that prevent any of our suppliers from selling LPG that qualitatively fails to meet the prescribed standards. Thus, in HIFA PETROL d.o.o. gas deliveries come in sealed carriages, which are sampled and subjected to gas chromatograph analyzes before unloading, then unloaded into tanks intended solely for the LPG of the prescribed quality, transported to the final customer or HIFA PETROL d.o.o. petrol station. At each LPG loading, gas is additionally sampled and the stability of the quality is checked by examining the density.
The most meaningful indicator of LPG quality is a feedback of our customers that we value greatly, which allows us to further improve our products and services. In addition to gas, HIFA PETROL d.o.o. offers its customers and business partners LPG as a fuel for manufacturing process, commercial and residential heating, as well bottled gas in standardized 10 kg and 35kg bottles.
Our professional staff is available to our customers for any advice regarding LPG. Together with the customers, and based on the customer’s manufacturing processes requests, we do analysis and consumption estimation, evaluate the necessary equipment for meeting the capacities of the same, upon which we enter with the customer into the gas station investment project.