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Improved PNG Burner

Improved Burner

An energy efficient domestic cooking burner is designed for Piped Natural Gas by CSIR-IIP with the financial support of PCRA, New Delhi. The designed burner has following salient features;

Fig.1: CSIR-IIP improved PNG
Patent Application: 201711046975
  • Upto15% improved thermal efficiency
  • Available in four power capacity
  • Simple design and easy to fabricate
  • Ready for commercialization
chart-burnerFig.2: Thermal Efficiency of improved PNG burner (Green bars) compared with existing PNG burners(Red Bars)
There are more than 35 lakh registered domestic PNG users in India. Out of which highest number of domestic PNG users are in Gujrat followed by Maharashtra and Delhi-NCR region. With the increased network of gas
distribution companies, the number of domestic PNG users is increasing at a steady rate.


chart3Fig.3: State-wise domestic PNG connections in India
1.5 lakh new PNG users were added to the list last year in Delhi-NCR region, which is an increase of 20%.

Energy Saving

gas-burnFig.4: Improved PNG burner with stove body

Energy equivalent of estimated PNG saving = 3526 million BTU /month = 881 million kcal/month, for a city like New Delhi.

The improved energy efficiency of the developed PNG burner may lead to significant reductions in energy consumption in the household sector and enable delivery of energy to household for cooking via lower PNG supply per household for the same energy duty.

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