is an alcohol
-based additive used in automobiles
to prevent any water in the fuel from freezing
, or to restore combustive power to gasoline
spoiled by water. The name Drygas is actually a brand name, made by Cristy
. It is a liquid that is added in to the fuel tank, that absorbs the water and keeps it in solution. (Some brands contain methanol
and some contain isopropyl alcohol
Some states require a 10-15% ethanol solution be sold at refueling stations. Most current gasoline-powered automobiles can safely run up to a 15% ethanol solution without any modification. However, at 20% or above older vehicles may require replacing the fuel lines to prevent degradation and rupture, and the electric fuel pump may need modification to prevent ethanol "dry rot". There is no point in adding dry gas to fuel that already contains a significant percentage of ethanol, since ethanol is an alcohol.
Dry gas also describes natural gas that is always in the gaseous state, because it produces little condensable hydrocarbons.