Liquefied petroleum gas without additives might cause engine failure

Petrol contains additives which are already added at the refinery thus protecting the engine, liquefied petroleum gas, on the contrary, does not. This is one of the reasons why subsequent additivation of liquefied petroleum gas is so important in order to provide this kind of fuel with the same properties as conventional petrol. As the addition of additives ex refinery or warehouse is not foreseen due to various reasons according to DIN EN 589, and heating gas and as well liquefied petroleum gas being subject to this stipulation, liquefied petroleum gas users don't have another chance but additivating the gas subsequently in order to protect their engines comprehensively. Only if the properties of liquefied petroleum gas match those of gasoline, those engines originally designed for petrol will react well and without problems to liquefied petroleum gas. Not using additives might cause serious engine failure in a multitude of modern Otto engines. For this reason, ERC, one of the leading European manufacturers of high-performance additives, with Gaslube Spezial developed an additive corresponding to the needs of modern Otto engines and protecting the particularly sensitive parts as valves and valve clearances.