LPG-powered vehicle turns to PPA resin for fuel rail


Ford Australia's new EcoLPi Falcon model boasts next-generation liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) technology which delivers impressive fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions. The EcoLPi system's in-line six-cylinder engine features a thermoplastic fuel rail made of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers USA (Alpharetta, GA)

The cornerstone of the EcoLPi engine is the new LPG injection system which uses a new injector-based, high-pressure fuel rail that delivers liquid-state LPG fuel directly into the intake port. Preliminary testing reveals a 12%-15% improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions for liquid phase LPG injection technology compared to the previous E-Gas venturi-style LPG vapor system....
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