No, AGL is not the only company to have received such gas composition. AGL Ahmedabad has only started receiving heavy gas composition. SGL in Mehsana, IRM in Banaskantha already getting this rich gas, other CGD companies such as IGL in Delhi and MGL in Mumbai also periodically receive such rich gas.
Adani Gas Limited (AGL) is supplying Gas, sourced from its Suppliers. So far gas been supplied to AGL in Ahmedabad was lean meaning thereby having higher methane content. But this has changed since 28.12.2019 Gas being supplied to AGL is now rich with heavier hydrocarbons. Due to increased heavy hydrocarbons in Natural Gas, the density of gas has increased resulting into higher dispensed KGs into your CNG cylinder.
Yes, it is safe. The dispensing unit cut off pressure is at predefined maximum pressure as per standard guidelines and AGL is complying the standard.
Cylinder capacity is designed and designated in terms of Water Liters (WL).
A typical cylinder for 4 wheelers is of approx. 60 – 70 WL capacity and that of 3 wheelers is approx. 30 WL capacity. The cylinder is tested at typically 334 Kg/Cm2 and therefore can contain pressure up to 200 Kg/cm2. It is never defined in terms of amount of gas contents in KG in a cylinder. So long as gas filled in cylinder does not exceed the pressure rating of cylinder, it is safe. So AGL fills gas at 200 Kg/cm2.
Rich gas filled at 200 Kg/cm2 will weigh more than lean gas filled at 200 Kg/cm2 but that does not mean we are exceeding the capacity. So far AGL, Ahmedabad was receiving lean gas and now since it has started receiving rich gas, gas getting filled in cylinder at same pressure is more in Kg than what customer is used to get.
CNG being supplied having new composition is a clean gas and hence shall not affect/damage the kit or engine of the vehicle. Moreover, gas being supplied to CNG vehicles is at maximum predefined pressure as per standard which is the same as earlier it used to be.
There is No Metering error. The calibration of dispensing unit meter is stamped as per Legal Metrology Act, 2009 and certificate is issued every year. The customer is getting right quantity against the amount paid and the same is being displayed on dispenser.
No, Customer shall only pay money for KGs being filled in their CNG cylinder. The only difference is that there will be larger amount of Gas (KGs) being filled in your CNG cylinder. In other way, your CNG cylinder shall accommodate larger amount of Gas (in KGs) as per current rich gas composition.
No, Gas quality has not been compromised. Current gas being supplied has higher calorific value (energy content) than before.
No, there is no cheating practiced at CNG outlet.
Volumetric capacity of cylinder will not be affected. But it will affect mass capacity of cylinder as it shall accommodate larger amount of Kgs keeping cut off pressure the same as before. Hence it will not damage or affect cylinder of your vehicle.