Tuesday, July 28, 2015
  • PCRA Participates in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - Star Labeling Program for Appliances Consuming Petroleum Products as Fuel
  • Star Labeling Program for Appliances Consuming Petroleum Products as Fuel - PCR
  • Drive between 45-55 Km/H
  • Drive in the Correct Gear
  • Don’t wait for your car to warm up
  • Stop-and-go driving wastes fuel
  • Keep your Foot off the Clutch
  • Clean Air Filter Regularly
  • Watch Your Tyre Pressure
  • When you stop your car, stop engine
  • Use the Recommended grade of oil
  • Plan Your Route
  • Reduce Loads
  • Share Your car-for car pools
  • Plan Your Trips
  • Undertake regular energy audits.
  • Plug all oil leakage.
  • Filter oil in stages.
  • Pre-heat the oil.
  • Incomplete combustion leads to wastage of fuel.
  • Recover & utilize waste heat from furnace flue gase for preheating of combustion air.
  • Control excess air in furnaces.
  • Reduce heat losses through furnace openings.
  • Improve insulation.
  • Proper design of lids of melting furnaces and training of operators to close lids helps reduce losses in foundries.
  • Remove soot deposits
  • Recover heat from steam condense.
  • Improve boiler efficiency.
  • Use only treated water in boilers.
  • Stop steam leakage.
  • Maintain steam pipe insulation.
  • Use of Low air pressure “film burners” helps save oil in furnaces.
  • Maintain diesel engines regularly.
  • A poorly maintained injection pump increases fuel consumption.
  • A faulty nozzle increases fuel consumption.
  • Blocked filters increase fuel consumption.
  • A few minutes of planning ensures a big fuel saving
  • Pressure cooking saves fuel
  • Use optimum quantity of water
  • Reduce the flame when boiling starts
  • Soak before cooking
  • Shallow, wide vessels save fuel
  • Put the lid on heat losses
  • The small burner saves fuel
  • A clean burner helps save fuel
  • Allow frozen food to reach room temperature before cooking
  • Use optimum diameter of the pipe
  • Excessive height of delivery pipe causes extra energy consumption
  • poor resulting in large losses and leakage
  • improper selection of pumps and mismatching prime movers leads higher consumption
  • The prime movers of the pumps should be of proper size


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    Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

    Minister of State(IC) Ministry of P&NG

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    Shri Kapil Dev Tripathi, IAS

    Secretary, MoPNG &Chairman PCRA

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    Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, IAS

    Additional Secretary, MoPNG & Vice-Chairman PCRA

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    Shri Nilkanth S. Avhad, IAS

    Executive Director, PCRA

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