13 best gas equipment manufacturers (HBO)

Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.

Liquefied gas costs much more than gasoline or diesel fuel, so now not only taxi drivers, but even the owners of prestigious foreign cars. Octane number y propane-butane mixture above (about 105), so the engine is running softer and quieter. To organize the transfer of blue fuel from liquid into a gaseous state and feed into the combustion chambers of the motor, use gas equipment (HBO). It includes a tank with valve, line, filter, gearbox with two cameras, the second valve and control electronics. We prepared ranking of leading manufacturers of HBO, which will help to see the pros and cons of their products. The TOP-13 was based on reviews by masters on installation and car owners, as well as the characteristics of the goods.

Rating of the best manufacturers of gas equipment (HBO)

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of gas equipment (HBO) 1 Lovato 5.0
2 BRC 4.9
3 ALPHA 4.8
4 Prins 4.7
5 STAG 4.6
6 Omvl 4.5
7 AEB 4.4
8 Tomasetto 4.3
9 Atiker 4.2
10 Digitroni 4.1
11 Sec 4.0
12 Zenit 3.9
13 Tamoha 3.8

Lovato

Rating: 5.0

Lovato

The first place in the ranking is occupied by the manufacturer, which everyone has hearing when it comes to gas equipment for cars. The brand appeared in Italy in 1958. Now Lovato is exporting its products in 50 countries of the world, and the dealer network does not cover only large cities. For the year, the manufacturer produces up to 1 million. elements included in the device of car gas equipment. Now on the market you can find gas equipment both of the 2nd generation and On the 6th. The differences between the systems are the switching principles. from one type of fuel to another and the principles of gas supply to engine. The membrane assembly is carried out in a compact housing, which is easy to place under the hood of even a small a car.

We placed the HBO manufacturer in the first place in the ranking, since gas equipment is very customizable. About There are many reviews from the masters in the forums. Gearboxes with multivalves and electronics praise for easy flow control fuel, idle and the temperature of the transition from gasoline to gas.

Advantages

  • all components are invariably made in Italy;
  • gas equipment is carefully monitored and Tests
  • there is a marking on each node;
  • HBO gas nozzles are designed for 300,000 km operation;
  • recall whole lots from the sale when a marriage is discovered.

disadvantages

  • sometimes the motor may twitch;
  • there are errors in the injector control relay;
  • few certified specialists issuing a guarantee;
  • high price.

BRC

Rating: 4.9

BRC

The second position in the rating of gas equipment manufacturers for by BRC. This is an Italian company that was at the forefront of development. HBO in Europe. The brand is so famous that some automobile plants conclude direct contracts for the installation of HBO immediately in new cars. It is possible to buy a reducer, an emulator and nozzles separately in any city in Russia. These are premium products. reliability and long service life. The manufacturer produces cylinders Stako, certified in the Russian Federation. The company catalog has systems MY07 and MY10, which are classified as 3rd and 4th generation (Euro 3-4). For full automation and increased savings, there is Direct Ingection with EURO 5 and 6 standards.

The manufacturer is added to the rating for the fastest by triggered gas nozzles. HBC injectors from BRC have name IN-3. They are all-metal and very hardy. Time triggered electronics reads HBO with the engine ECU, therefore there are no delays in signal transmission (the machine works as gasoline). More nozzles are able to adapt to the engine speed and other indicators. The injection time is adjustable from 0.5 to 5 m.s.

Advantages

  • secure signal transmission algorithm;
  • gas equipment in Italy;
  • stable operation even at a temperature of -45 degrees;
  • long service life – 300 thousand km;
  • high maintainability.

disadvantages

  • poor technical support;
  • high price;
  • sometimes the car stalls when switching the type of fuel.

ALPHA

Rating: 4.8

alpha

In third place is the domestic producer, producing HBO since 2006. The young company is positioning its gas equipment as adapted to operation in Russian realities. The first developments were kits M-4 and M-8. In 2011, the company introduced an economical range called Alpha S-4, which allowed you to switch to gas with minimum cost. The manufacturer is constantly working on software upgrades to increase reliability and stability of gas equipment. Was recently released updated version of the MS-015 firmware, which allows implementing new opportunities. In 2017, the company entered into an agreement on cooperation with the Italian AEB, which contributed to the increase product quality.

We marked the manufacturer in the ranking for ergonomics. His gearboxes are much more compact than competitors and easily fit in engine compartment even in the most unconventional places. Emulators and electronic control units are thin buildings that can be installed if desired in the salon – they don’t look spoil. Gas supply control and switching button (square) also much less than other manufacturers of HBO.

Advantages

  • can be installed even on turbocharged cars;
  • cascade system calibration;
  • attractive price;
  • working resource up to 150,000 km;
  • moisture proof metal housing.

disadvantages

  • high reject rate – every third part has to be changed under warranty;
  • closed source – harder to adjust to arbitrarily selected workshop;
  • without maintenance (mileage laid by the manufacturer) machine refuses to run on gas.

Prins

Rating: 4.7

Prins

In the ranking of the best there was a place for the Dutch company “Prince”. Initially, the manufacturer produced HBO with a focus on German car market, therefore electronics, configuration gearboxes and other components were developed under the auto industry Germany. In this country, the proportion of gasified cars with equipment Prins is 60-80%. Another company focused on premium car models, so choose a kit for the VAZ in its catalog will be harder. The manufacturer is actively developing new generations HBO and now in its catalog there are many options for installations 5 and 6 generations in which gas is supplied to the cylinders in liquid form. it eliminates the need to put a bulky gearbox with the membrane.

We marked the manufacturer in the ranking of the best due to cooperation with him concerns such as VAG and Mazda. If you are a supporter of gas equipment, then buy the prestigious Volkswagen or Mazda, with engines TSI or SkayActiv with pre-installed HBO, you can from this manufacturer. The concern directly cooperates with automobile giants, mounting their gears still on the conveyor.

Advantages

  • individual mode of service;
  • does not need additional settings after installation;
  • promotes excellent traction;
  • there are Euro 5 and 6 kits;
  • one gearbox for 0.7 and 6.0 l motors.

disadvantages

  • gas equipment is not put on cars manufactured before 2007 g;
  • high price;
  • when the mixture is lean, consumption increases.

STAG

Rating: 4.6

STAG

The top five ranking includes the Polish manufacturer Stag. The company produces HBO second and fourth generation at an affordable price. the price. The company has been present in the automotive market for over 30 years old. The share of exported products is 60%. Stag Products sold in 50 countries. Manufacturer does not specialize only on LPG systems, but offers its customers options with CNG. The company has its own electronics department. Some components that are not manufactured in Poland, the concern buys in Italy. Motorists in reviews like the price of Polish HBO, which is twice as affordable as Italian.

According to our experts, the manufacturer has earned a place in ranking for two reasons. The first is the line from the cylinder to the gearbox is always made of metal. It is reliable protects against gas leaks in liquid form. Such tubes last longer and less often rubbed by vibration in contact with the body. Second – the screw adjusting the flow of HBO brought to the end of the gearbox and to him easier to approach (for other manufacturers it is lower or shifted to side).

Advantages

  • affordable cost of gas equipment;
  • smooth switching from one type of fuel to another;
  • sound notification of the end of the gas supply;
  • in summer, you can immediately start on gas by holding down the button in Salon
  • consumption compared to gasoline is 1: 1.

disadvantages

  • at minus temperatures immediately start on gas impossible;
  • 4th generation requires engine speed to switch from 1500 per minute;
  • protective cambrices do not completely reach the nozzles on ramp;
  • nozzles are drilled into the engine, so when selling a car, they impossible to remove.

Omvl

Rating: 4.5

OMVL

Sixth in the ranking is another Italian OMVL manufacturer, part of the Westport Fuel Systems holding. The company is actively developing technology for car translation natural gas (a by-product of oil refining), natural compressed gas, biogas and hydrogen. Russian plant “GAZ” entered into an agreement with the company on the installation of HBO on cars GAZelle with premium equipment. Manufacturer succeeded to develop LNG direct injection technology, which is now used on heavy equipment, so install gas equipment of this company can even be on a dump truck or bulldozer.

The manufacturer is included in the ranking of the best, because it produces HBO not only for propane, but also for methane. It requires manufacturing more durable cylinders (methane does not go into the liquid phase, but remains high pressure gas). Gearboxes for working with methane and electronic components are easy to operate and reliable, and the owners cars thanks to such gas equipment can even more save on fuel.

Advantages

  • high speed nozzles;
  • adaptation of gas equipment to harsh conditions;
  • direct partner of the GAZ concern;
  • HBO for cars and trucks, as well as special equipment.

disadvantages

  • poorly kept idling with a full cylinder;
  • sometimes the engine twitches and troit;
  • ICE is slowly gaining momentum.

AEB

Rating: 4.4

AEB

The seventh position in the ranking of the best is assigned to the following Italian manufacturer of HBO, which began operations in 1984 Now it is a world leader in the production of gas automobile equipment that is of high quality and reliability. The manufacturer has been tested in standardization centers and has Certificates from EN, ISO, Vision, UNI. One of the first companies invented a processor for injector HBO that completely replaces “brains” of the gasoline system. The concern is currently working on CVTs. ignition timing. The masters in the reviews like that the manufacturer has HBO nozzles divided into groups with three units in each. This allows you to quickly equip with gas engines with six cylinders, regardless ICE configurations (in-line or V-shaped).

We rated the company because of high quality electronics. For HBO to work properly, the computer must clearly read the signals from engine and transfer to nozzles. AEB manufacturer is different reliable electronic models that constantly are improving.

Advantages

  • significant savings in fuel consumption;
  • productivity increase;
  • Certificates from UNI, EN. ISO, Vision;
  • convenient flow control on the gearbox;
  • nozzle blocks for six-cylinder engines.

disadvantages

  • with the function of additional injection there is a gasoline consumption of 3 l per 100 km;
  • sometimes the “Check” lights up;
  • sometimes the injection of blue fuel does not fall into phase.

Tomasetto

Rating: 4.3

Tomasetto

The Italian manufacturer continues our rating again. Company Tomasetto was founded in 1982 and now its headquarters located 70 km from Venice. The company specializes in the manufacture of gas equipment for working with methane and propane. New investments are constantly being attracted to develop electronic blocks and gas injectors. Among the assortment of goods there are 2nd, 4th and 5th generation systems. The company actively produces multivalves with mechanical and electromagnetic control.

Our experts rated the manufacturer because of the release compact gearbox Artic. The model is poured out of aluminum under pressure and has dimensions of 120x125x105 mm. Despite the small dimensions the main part of the HBO already contains a preliminary chamber propane heating and valve. Equipment may be used for temperature up to -20 degrees. Reviews indicate that this simple and reliable design that will function properly 10-15 years old. Periodically only need to change the membrane and filter fine cleaning, and also drain condensate.

Advantages

  • easy to change the fine filter on top;
  • reliable membrane;
  • in the warm season, you can start without gasoline;
  • made entirely in Italy;
  • there are valves and valves for methane.

disadvantages

  • it’s inconvenient to reach out to cleaning the electromagnetic contacts side coils;
  • the valve core is difficult to disassemble;
  • condensate drain plug in an uncomfortable place.

Atiker

Rating: 4.2

Atiker

The ninth in the ranking is the Turkish manufacturer Atiker. The company produces full-cycle HBO and does not use spare parts of other companies. Most of all, the manufacturer focuses on 4th generation gas equipment, designed for most injection machines. Even if you have a plastic intake manifold, installation of nozzles will not be a problem. Car owners who do-it-yourself gas equipment is installed, according to reviews that HBO of this manufacturer is sold fully manned. You do not have to buy anything else to work. The transition from gasoline to propane is carried out upon reaching antifreeze temperature of 43 degrees. If necessary, then 4th generation, you can hold the button in the cabin and start the engine immediately on the gas.

The manufacturer deserves a place in the ranking because of the attractive the cost of HBO. The design of the gearboxes he copied from Italian “Lovato”, but the goods are much cheaper. Filters and elastic bands are completely suitable from branded manufacturers. It turns out that by installing such a HBO, you can eventually replace the membrane from Lovato and get Italian quality in the Turkish case.

Advantages

  • ready-made factory kits are sold – nothing to buy required;
  • interchangeability of spare parts from other brands;
  • can be started immediately on propane;
  • affordable price.

disadvantages

  • 10% loss of ICE power appears;
  • tight filling valve – at low pressure at the filling station, pour propane into the tank will not work.

Digitroni

Rating: 4.1

Digitroni

Digitron closes the top ten ranking. The brand is known in Russia, South America, Asia, some countries. Of Europe. The catalog of the company totals about 2000 options sets from which you can choose the one suitable for the passenger small, medium and large class car. In the world there only 2% of cars (rare racing specimens), which are impossible pick up the gearbox and electronic control unit from this manufacturer. On the official website you can register your HBO and verify its authenticity. The company is ISO certified 9001-2011. The reviews especially praise the 3D Power system, which differs compactness and stable operation.

The rating of the best manufacturer was replenished thanks to the release of HBO designed to maintain increased engine power. Not the secret is that classic gas equipment “steals” from 10 to 30% hp, and this can become critical for some car models. This the manufacturer has developed a system for the internal combustion engine GDI with direct injection and power of 192 hp, which is not lost when switching to propane. With this equipment you can ride on a gas mixture and not feel the difference with gasoline.

Advantages

  • four-stage quality control system;
  • export to 8 countries of the world;
  • there are kits for 98% of car models;
  • gas equipment for diesel engines and gasoline engines;
  • Up to 100,000 sets are sold each year.

disadvantages

  • sometimes the motor stalls;
  • counterfeit models of obsolete ones are encountered;
  • with cold ICE there is uneven work on propane-butane mixture.

Sec

Rating: 4.0

SEC

SEC brand, which produces gas automobile equipment, owned by the Polish company Lecho. Company Products are an ideal compromise of price and quality. Injection system fully complies with international standards, but does not require difficult maintenance. The dimensions of the HBO gearbox allow its in the corner of the engine compartment to provide easy access to the filter and condensate drain. Owners in reviews like “brains” of gas equipment that are housed in a thin body. The Mini SEC system can be attached to the partition between the hood and cabin or directly in the cabin.

Our experts appreciated the simplicity of setting up a gas map. equipment of this manufacturer, for which they added it to the rating the best. Here is the simplest picture with the time setting. opening nozzles, which is repelled by the values ​​specified petrol control unit. But it may not be required at all, since the smart system itself calibrates the operation of the equipment in depending on the clogging of the filter, the quality of the spark of candles and others changing parameters.

Advantages

  • attractive price;
  • simple installation;
  • adaptation to driving style;
  • compact dimensions of the ECU;
  • automatic calibration.

disadvantages

  • not everywhere you can find parts;
  • tight valves at the inlet to the cylinder.

Zenit

Rating: 3.9

ZENIT

Polish is on the penultimate ranking manufacturer Autogaz Centrum, producing gas equipment for brand Zenit. The company began its activities in 1998. Production facilities are located in Poland and Italy. Is available own laboratory for scientific experiments. Distributor The network covers more than 50 countries of the world. Among the developed systems Present: Pro, Compact, Pro OBD. 4th generation HBO line considered one of the most successful in response speed and fuel consumption. To develop an electronic control unit, the manufacturer collaborated with the famous company Autronik that contributed to the high quality of the emulator. Customer reviews indicate that owners like the adequate price of HBO and variety of installation options.

We decided to include the manufacturer in the rating, since gas equipment of this company can be installed on any car. Here there are options even for carburetor cars, HBO-2 for simple injectors and more functional EURO-4 for premium cars.

Advantages

  • The computer is protected against overheating;
  • compatible with most OBD standards;
  • control of characteristics at each stage of production;
  • reliable operation of HBO.

disadvantages

  • poor protection of the housing of the control module from water;
  • with combined simultaneous supply of fuel, gasoline can not completely burned.

Tamoha

Rating: 3.8

Tamoha

Our rating is completed by the Lithuanian manufacturer Tamoha. Firm founded in 2000, and its headquarters is located in Vilnius. The company specializes in the production of electronics for HBO. Among the ECU Two types are common: Styx and Tgstream. Both have positive reviews online. They keep a separate record of the fuel card when work on gasoline and gas. Feed adjustment is carried out based on pressure and temperature sensors data. The system is capable of itself test sensors during operation and if detected defective element, it is turned off so as not to disrupt the operation ICE and drive to the repair station. Each nozzle can be customized individually, which not all competitor ECUs are capable of.

The company is listed in the rating for the release of high-quality and reliable gas equipment control units. If you want to collect HBO by car do it yourself and at the lowest price, then the best block You can not find the computer. Taking nozzles and gearbox from proven Italian brands, but combining them with the “brains” of Tamoha, you get a reliable system and save 40% compared to buying kit from Lovato.

Advantages

  • assembly of all equipment on an automatic line;
  • 90% of goods are exported to Europe and Asia;
  • no overpayment for the name;
  • reasonable reliability;
  • soft motor operation.

disadvantages

  • there are fakes with similar names;
  • do not release nozzles and gearboxes.


Attention! This rating is subjective, is not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.

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