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Agility to Open in North Carolina

May 12, 2015 in ACT Expo 2014, ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Hexagon Lincoln Cylinders to Be Manufactured There Too

Agility Fuel Systems released details at ACT Expo about the 204,000-square-foot production facility it will open later this year in Salisbury, N.C. The plant, which will be Agility’s third, is strategically located north of Charlotte in close proximity to heavy duty truck and bus OEM assembly plants.
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New Oasis Products Ease CNG Fast-Fills

February 17, 2015 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Zealand Manufacturer Offers a New Coupler, Breakaway

Tauranga, New Zealand-based Oasis Engineering is promoting new products for high-speed compressed natural gas fueling.
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Agility Fuel Systems in North Carolina

February 10, 2015 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$7.5 Million Salisbury Plant Announced by Local Officials

Compressed natural gas fuel systems manufacturer Agility Fuel Systems will create 149 jobs as it establishes a regional headquarters and production facility in Rowan County, the North Carolina Department of Commerce says.
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Volvo Throttles Back on Alt Fuels

October 3, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Alternative Fuels, Companies, DME, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Efforts Are ‘Adapting to the Pace’ of the Market’
As Infrastructure Development ‘Has Been Modest’

Volvo Trucks is cutting back on its alterative fuel development efforts, putting plans for a 13-liter compression-ignition natural gas engine on hold and giving notice that its work with dimethyl ether will depend on “market and stakeholder interest in the fuel.”
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PI’s PIthon for New FCCC Propane Bus

September 18, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New S2C Concept Bus Follows Now-in-Production S2G Truck

Powertrain Integration’s 8.0-liter ‘PIthon’ V-8 engine has been selected to power Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp’s S2C Propane concept bus, PI said at the BusCon Expo show in Indianapolis this week.
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dHybrid Opens New Salt Lake Facility

September 9, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Reports Capacity for 600 CNG Fuel Systems Per Month

dHybrid Systems has opened a new manufacturing and assembly facility in Salt Lake City – and says it can produce more than 600 compressed natural gas fuel cylinder arrays per month running a single shift at the 50,000-square-foot facility.
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NGVs: ‘20% Growth Isn’t Crawling’

August 29, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, LNG, NGVs, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Galloping’ Said to Be a Better Characterization of Truck Market

The market for heavy duty natural gas trucks is growing at a annual pace of approximately 20%, which is “extraordinary,” says NGVAmerica president Rich Kolodziej, “in a market where change generally comes slowly and the vehicles have a long service life.”
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Luxfer Type IVs for Heartland CNG

August 4, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Oklahoma City Converter Takes First G-Stor Go Delivery:
24 Units of 22-Inch Diameter, 26-Inch Manufacture Started

Luxfer Gas Cylinders reports the first delivery of its new G-Stor Go Type IV CNG cylinders. The recipient is Heartland Energy Options/Heartland CNG Conversions in Oklahoma City, a Qualified Vehicle Modifier for Ford specializing in heavy duty pickups.
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Xperion and 3M Team on CNG Tanks

June 16, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nano-Filled Matrix Resin to Be Used at New Factory in Ohio

Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinder manufacturer Xperion has reported a pact with 3M to develop a new line of 3M-branded CNG tanks for heavy duty transportation industry use.
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Volvo D13-LNG Engine in 2015

June 3, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, DME, Dual Fuel, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orders Will Be Taken Late This Year for Compression-Ignition Engine

Volvo Trucks will begin taking orders for its D13-LNG compression ignition natural gas engine later this year, with initial availability in 2015, says sales and marketing president Göran Nyberg.
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Lead-Acid CNG Hybrid at ACT Expo

June 2, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Alternative Fuels, batteries, CNG, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery and NGV Groups Display ‘NGHV’ Ram 1500 Pickup

An unusual pairing of the Advanced Lead Acid Battery Consortium and a group of natural gas vehicle advocates displayed an NGHV Ram 1500 pickup at ACT Expo 2014, with NHHV standing for natural gas hybrid-electric start-stop vehicle.
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A Bit of Hydrogen History at ACT Expo

May 27, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Toyota’s Display of Fuel Cell Car Was Only the Third in North America

Toyota’s display of its new hydrogen fuel cell concept vehicle at ACT Expo 2014 early this month was only the third public appearance for the vehicle in North America.
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Parker Veriflo Supports CNG Use

May 18, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, LNG, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Dispenser and Onboard Regulator Introduced at ACT Expo

Parker Hannifin’s Veriflo division unveiled a new gas regulator for medium and heavy duty vehicles and a new high-flow CNG dispenser for fleet and industrial applications at ACT Expo 2014.

The machined-body version of Parker Veriflow’s new regulator for CNG vehicles. It’s available with a cast body too.

The machined-body version of Parker Veriflow’s new regulator for CNG vehicles. It’s available with a cast body too.

The new gas regulator, Parker says, couples the highest flow rates in the industry with the lowest low-pressure operating parameters, effectively increasing the usable range of CNG vehicles by 10% to 15%. The unit features an integrated heat exchanger and thermal shielding of internal components with PTFE seals. Together they allow continuous operation even in extreme – minus 40F to 135F – ambient temperatures.

“The regulator system offers stable, reduced pressure delivery and control of natural gas throughout the full range of extreme engine and environmental operating conditions,” Parker says.

Parker Veriflo also introduced an industrial bulk CNG dispenser it said is the only entirely integrated fuel dispenser on the market.

Built-In Diagnostics

The robust unit features best-in-class certified components from Parker, an ANSI NGV 4.1- and CSA 12.5-compliant design, and ANSI/NGV- and 4.2/CSA 2.52-certified hoses, “all designed to work together, ensuring time savings, exceptional durability, minimal downtime, safety, and consistent, reliable service.”

“Breakthrough features,” Parker said, include four times burst pressure-rated components, ball valves with 100,000 full cycle life for reduced maintenance and minimized downtime, and an integrated design resulting in 15% to 20% fewer leak paths.

The new Parker dispenser has a high-strength stainless steel frame with integrated hanging hardware for fueling hoses, and advanced diagnostics and monitoring using low-power electronic components.

Madhukar “Duke” Puniani is business development manager for natural gas systems with Parker Veriflo.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.

Chart Promotes Compact LNG Tank

May 17, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, LNG, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Supplements the ‘Bonus’ Capacity Vessel Unveiled at MATS

Chart Industries unveiled a new compact liquefied natural gas onboard vehicle tank at ACT Expo, stating that the new tank for the 2015 model year is about 4.5% shorter than its standard models.
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XL Hybrids Shows Pepsi Van

May 17, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, batteries, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Also Displays Lithium Ion Battery from Johnson Controls

Massachusetts-based XL Hybrids, which has promoted such major fleet customers as FedEx and Coca-Cola for its hybrid retrofits, and recently said its customers had logged more than a million miles of hybrid operation, showed a Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van in Pepsi colors at ACT Expo 2104.
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Galileo Emphasizes Cryobox for LNG

May 16, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, Infrastructure, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Onsite Liquefaction Unit from Argentina Fills ‘Huge Gap.’

Got access to a pipeline and need LNG for vehicles? Don’t care to invest in a massive industrial installation?
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MAT Is Coming to North America

May 16, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Brazil’s MAT, Latin America’s Largest Manufacturer of  CNG Tanks,
Is Tackling the U.S. Market with Type I Product for Trucks and Cars

Brazil’s MAT, which says it’s Latin America’s largest manufacturer of compressed natural gas fuel cylinders, spread the word at ACT Expo 2014 that it is now targeting the U.S. market for its Type I all-steel tanks, and expects to be present in the U.S. in earnest during the second half of this year.
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