PNG is mainly methane – CH4 with a small percentage of other higher hydrocarbons. The ratio of carbon to hydrogen is least in methane and hence it burns almost completely making it the cleanest fuel. It is procured from the oil / gas wells and transported through a network of pipelines across the country.
Piped Natural gas (PNG) is used for Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Consumption. PNG has several distinctions to its credit-of being a pollution free fuel, economical and safer fuel being few of them.
When you choose PNG, you are making a wise decision. Why not enhance your comfort and improve your lifestyle for the years to come? Experience the versatility and performance of this reliable energy source. With PNG you don't need to make any choices, for its characteristics make it the best option for domestic and commercial purposes.Uninterrupted supply
PNG is being supplied through pipe 24X 7. PNG offers the convenience of ensuring continuous and adequate supply of PNG at all times, without any problems of storing gas in cylinders.Unmatched convenience
The domestic consumers have to take upon themselves the trying task of booking an LPG cylinder refill, time and again. Then starts the wait for the deliveryman to deliver the cylinder. Switching over to PNG renders this entire exercise unnecessary. PNG also eliminates the tedious routine of checking LPG refill cylinder for any suspected leakage, or it being underweight, at the time of delivery. Moreover, the user is spared the inconvenience of connecting and disconnecting the LPG cylinder when out of gas. Precious space, occupied by LPG cylinders is also saved.Safety
The combustible mixture of natural gas and air does not ignite if the mixture is leaner than 5% and richer than 15% of the air-fuel ratio required for ignition. This narrow inflammability range makes PNG one of the safest fuels in the world.
Natural gas is lighter than air. Therefore, in case of a leakage, it just rises and disperses into thin air given adequate ventilation. But LPG being heavier will settle at the bottom near the floor surface.
A large quantity of LPG is stored in liquefied form in a cylinder. With PNG, it is safer since PNG installation inside your premises contains only a limited quantity of natural gas at low pressure i.e. 21 millibar (mbar).
On leakage, LPG expands 250 times, which is not the case with PNG. Supply in PNG can be switched off through appliance valve (inside the kitchen) and isolation valve (outside kitchen premises), which fully cuts off the gas supply.Billing
The user is charged for the quantity of PNG used with no possibility of any pilferage as the billing is done according to the meter. A unique feature is that the user gets to pay only after consumption of gas. The domestic consumer pays the PNG bill only once in every two months.
In case the consumption is less than 4 scm in a bi-monthly billing cycle, consumer is liable to pay minimum charges equivalent to 4 scm gas as per the gas rate during that period.
The user pays the gas consumption charges based on the exact consumption reading provided by the meter installed at his premises, subject to minimum quantity of 4 scm in a billing cycle. In case consumption in a bi- monthly billing cycle is less than 4 scm, consumer is liable to pay minimum charges equivalent to 4 scm value. The bill is delivered at the user’s doorstep. List of collection centers/drop boxesCustomer support
Round-the-clock customer support is assured through 24 hrs number 1800 123 1803(Toll Free) backed by control rooms, which are manned by engineers and trained technicians. Thus complaints, if any, are promptly redressed.A versatile fuel
Natural gas is being used predominantly as a versatile fuel in many major cities catering to domestic and commercial applications, as a cooking fuel, for water heating, space heating, air conditioning, etc.Environment friendly
Natural gas is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels, and helps improve the quality of air, especially when used in place of other more polluting energy sources. Its combustion results in virtually no atmospheric emissions of sulphurdioxide (SO2), and far lower emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), reactive hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide, than combustion of other fossil fuels.
In fact, when natural gas burns completely, it gives out carbon dioxide and water vapour. These are the very components that we exhale!No daily liasioning
The consumer is spared the task of liasioning with oil companies and co-ordinating with them for ensuring the daily supply of fuel, because PNG is supplied directly through pipes.
The daily bills, settlements and reconciliation are also avoided as the consumer is billed once in two months, and that too as per the meter reading.No spillage and pilferage
In case of fuels like HSD and LDO, there are considerable chances of spillage and pilferage. In case of PNG these losses are invariably done away with, for PNG is supplied through pipes.Lower maintenance cost
With PNG, soot or ash accumulation and greasy spillages are absent from your appliance. Maintenance costs are, thus, driven down.Efficient and cost-effective
Clean-burning fuel that provides excellent cost-benefit. It can reduce LPG costs up to 40%.
CRITERIA FOR TECHNICALLY FEASIBLE DOMESTIC PNG CONNECTIONEXISTENCE OF MDPE
The laying of MDPE pipeline of the pipe shall be done in fulfillment of the following
A technically feasible area/locality/ society / building shall have provision to lay MDPE pipelines and its lanes shall have free accessibility for fire tender in case of any emergency.
The under-developed slum areas, water-logging areas, places with soak pits, narrow lanes that do not have room for excavation and/or the narrow and/ or crowded lanes which prevent accessing the area in case of emergency and structurally unstable buildings shall be considered technically not feasible.
A technically feasible domestic PNG connection shall have provision for connecting the customer’s premises with the service MDPE line with the riser for the customers building.
The connectivity service pipeline to customers building from the mainline should be possible without posing any hindrance or safety hazard.POSITION OF REGULATOR
The regulator must be installed on a permanent structure like outside wall in area which is freely accessible and open to atmosphere.INSTALLATION OF SERVICE PIPE(GI/CU )
The installation of the pipe shall be done in fulfillment of the following:
Pipeline route should not encompass any portion where pipe shall remain hanging after installation i.e., without any support. 3(b)- The support shall be a permanent structure like concrete wall. 3(c)- Pipe shall enter kitchen/ bathroom directly, without passing through any other room like living room, bedroom etc. However, any alternative open-to-atmosphere routes, regardless of the pipeline length involved, shall be acceptable. 3(d)-Pipe shall not enter the kitchen/bathroom from the roof ceiling but always through vertical walls. 3(e) - Pipe/ meter shall be installed at a minimum distance of 300mm from any electrical point/cable, cooking appliance or gas heater the vicinity of any electrical utility.CONCEALMENT OF SERVICE PIPE (GI/CU)
Service pipe in full or part there of shall not be camouflaged in the customer’s premises and shall always be exposed or open to atmosphere.CUSTOMER OWNED PIPELINE
Any customer owned pre-fit pipe is not acceptable i.e. technically unacceptable and cannot be used as Megha’s gas carrier.LOCATION OF METER
The domestic meter shall be installed inside or outside kitchen at an open-to-atmosphere place, which is at a minimum distance of 300mm from any electrical point/cable, cooking appliance or gas heater. Furthermore, the location of the meter shall be such that it is easily readable to the meter reader and approachable for maintenance.LOCATION OF KITCHEN
The location of kitchen shall be such that it has a provision of permanent ventilation of minimum size 35x35 sq. cm/ window or it may be a door-less kitchen.
This section has been prepared to provide guidelines for installation of GI pipe work and associated equipment inside domestic premises for supply of natural gas to instantaneous water heaters (gas geysers),of nominal heat input not exceeding 25 kW and operating at pressure up to 21 mbar (g). The installation inside the property (or kitchen) comprises GI Pipe, appliance valve, steel reinforced rubber tube & geyser commissioning.2. Definitions
The Gas geyser shall be manufactured and tested in accordance with all the requirements of valid editions of IS 15558 and / or BS EN 26 standards, and the manufacturer should possess valid BIS license for geysers manufactured in accordance with IS 15558 standards.
Gas Geysers shall only be installed in areas like,
Installation and connection of water pipeline to the geyser need also to be planned by customer while deciding location of geyser.
(Inclusive of all taxes.)(₹)
|With Effect From (W.E.F.)|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Krishna GA||₹ 51.00||01.01.2023|
|2||Telangana||Rangareddy GA||₹ 50.00||01.01.2023|
|3||Telangana||Warangal GA||₹ 50.00||01.01.2023|
|4||Telangana||Nalgonda GA||₹ 50.00||01.01.2023|
|5||Karnataka||Belgaum GA||₹ 53.00||01.01.2023|
|6||Karnataka||Tumkur GA||₹ 53.00||01.01.2023|
Download Application form for Domestic PNG connection
Customer needs to provide the following documents along with the application
The procedure to be followed for name address correction/ownership transfer request
Note! Registration form and NOC is to be submitted/sent in original on below mentioned address.
The Manager (Marketing)
(Name & Address Correction Section)
Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd,
S-2, T.I.E, Balanagar, Hyderabad
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