‘An Economical American-Made Reciprocating Compressor Package’
Flowood, Miss.-based NGV Solutions is introducing a mid-sized natural gas compressor, the G-Force Model 125, at ACT Expo next week.
“Our G-Force Model 125 is an economical American-made reciprocating compressor package delivering 60-78 gallon equivalents per hour,” founder Forrest Berry says in a release.
“With its relatively small footprint, high reliability and miserly energy consumption it fills a market need in a big way,” he said.
Priced at $179,999
Berry has been in the natural gas exploration and pipeline business since the 1970s, “and established NGV Solutions to champion compressed natural gas vehicle conversions and fueling solutions,” states the G-Force 125 announcement.
The new unit has been designed to support fast-fill stations in emerging markets, small- to medium-sized time-fill fleets, forklift fleets, and portable, temporary fueling sites. Its retail price is $179,999.
“The heart of the unit is a reciprocating compressor like those used in oilfield applications due to their efficiency, durability and reliability,” the company says. “Its small four-foot-by-10-foot footprint will fit on a gas station island or in space-restricted area.”
“This is a high efficiency compressor and only requires a 60-horsepower motor,” Berry says. “As a result, it has very low operating costs.”
The G-Force 125 employs five-stage compression allowing it to accommodate inlets pressures of 20 to 100 psi. Five-stage cooling delivers near-ambient temperature gas discharge.
NGV Conversions Too
NGV Solutions was founded in 2011 with an initial focus on fleet conversions, subsequently expanding into the design and development of CNG fueling systems. The firm describes itself as “a one-stop source for CNG fueling system sales, leasing and consulting as well as natural gas vehicle conversions.”
ACT Expo – North America’s largest clean vehicles event – takes place May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. It is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.
The Alternative Clean Technology Expo & Conference is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
ACT Expo registrations are discounted until April 30.
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Source: NGV Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up