Requirement of Fuel for Commercial Units like hotels, restaurants, malls shopping complex etc can be categorized for commercial PNG.
In the commercial sector, city gas has been found to be very useful in applications like cooking, air conditioning and power generation. In fact, a concept of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is becoming popular in India. This system has much higher thermal efficiency as compared to other conventional services.
The quality of services plays significant role in the Commercial sector. This customer oriented segment of commercial sector comprises of Hotels, Restaurants, Hospitals, Dairies, Bakeries, Cold Storages, Malls, Shopping Complexes, shops, educational institutes, hostels etc. Major applications of PNG in this category are in kitchens, Ovens, boilers, Geysers, refrigerators etc. Some Complexes, hosing offices, Malls use PNG for power generation and Air Conditioning also.
There is thus no hassle of handling, refilling and changing of cylinders. The uninterrupted supply of the natural gas as fuel to the commercial Units helps them to provide better quality of service to its customers. Most gas appliances are low on operational cost than electrical ones. Pipeline delivery relatively reduces the transportation cost. When compared with other available alternative fuels like commercial LPG it is economically viable fuel. As the cost of the fuel is on lower side, its effect is on the total cost of the services that the commercial units offer.
A domestic PNG connection includes laying of pipeline network up to appliance along with necessary fittings, pressure regulator, meter and conversion of LPG appliance to PNG.
The household use of gas has picked up in India, especially when multiple use of natural gas in the houses was demonstrated. The gas can be used for cooking, water heating, space heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and power generation. The concept of a single switch solution in the household sector is picking up momentum. This concept provides that a household could be a self contained gas user to meet its all energy needs at one go.
Industries with the requirement less than 50,000 SCM per day can be catered for supplying fuel under City Gas Distribution.
Cost and supply of energy can play a significant role in industrial operations. Industries requires a continuous and reliable natural gas supply with can have provide benefits on efficiency and economy. A broad range of industries like chemicals, Food processing, Engineering Goods, power generation, Glass industries etc are using Industrial PNG. Gas is used by these industries for application like Heating- Boiler, Thermic Fluid Heater, Furnace; Cooling- Absorbtion Chiller; Power- Gas Engine and Gas Turbine; Process- for dryers, furnace, oven etc.