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Mainstay on-Truck CNG Fuel Arrays

May 15, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fully Integrated Systems for Back-of-Cab and Rail Mount
Shown on a Swift Cascadia with Hexagon Lincoln Type IVs

South Carolina’s Mainstay Alternatives promoted back-of-cab and side-rail compressed natural gas fuel cylinder arrays at ACT Expo 2014, showing them on a Swift Transportation Freightliner Cascadia hosted by Questar Fueling.

Mainstay’s CNG tank assemblies were shown on one of Swift Transportation’s Freightliner Cascadia trucks on the Questar Fueling stand at ACT Expo 2014.

Mainstay’s CNG tank assemblies were shown on one of Swift Transportation’s Freightliner Cascadia trucks on the Questar Fueling stand at ACT Expo 2014.

“We’re in the middle of a 200-truck order” for Swift, said Mainstay Swift president David Benner. About 80 are already operating, he told F&F.

Mainstay’s BOC array employs five 21-inch Type IV all-composite fuel cylinders from Hexagon Lincoln, staggered to save space and affording 134 diesel gallon equivalents of onboard CNG. BOC arrays are also available for 80 and 107 DGE.

Mainstay Alternatives espouses strong training for natural gas truck drivers and technicians, as evidenced by informational placards on its CNG cabinets. The firm has also developed training course curricula. Note too extra shut-off valves for the difficult-to-reach tanks four and five.

Mainstay Alternatives espouses strong training for natural gas truck drivers and technicians, as evidenced by informational placards on its CNG cabinets. The firm has also developed training course curricula. Note too extra shut-off valves for the difficult-to-reach tanks four and five.

A New Facility in Greer

The side-rail unit shown at ACT Expo, designed to allow the factory Cascadia aerodynamic fairing to remain in place, uses a single 26-inch Hexagon Lincoln tank for 37 DGEs. Side-rail units for 26 and 43 DGEs were described.

Mainstay also produces its own control modules for CNG fueling. They come standard with NGV1 fill receptacles with fast-fill receptacles optional.

The company said at the end of April that it’s moved to a new, larger facility in Greer, S.C.

Questar said earlier this year that it’s building CNG stations for customers including Swift in Texas (F&F, January 14).


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

 

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