Virginia Firm Plans to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG
Virginia’s TFC Recycling has ordered diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for the 12-liter Mack E7 engine from Southern California’s Omnitek Engineering – which reports that TFC plans to convert its entire fleet of more than 100 vehicles to operate on natural gas.
Omnitek appointed TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems in the region in June 2013.
The conversion kits for full spark-ignition operation of the Mack E7 engine on natural gas are U.S. EPA-approved.
Euro IV in Mexico
Previously approved are the Navistar DT466 and DT530 engines, for which Omnitek has a drop-in replacement program with the Minneapolis-based diesel engine remanufacturer Reviva (F&F, December 3).
Omnitek is increasingly targeting the heavy vehicle space, with spark-ignition products for engines including the Detroit Diesel Series 60, a 12.7-liter engine, says sales VP Jim Cole told F&F.
Separately, Omnitek said today that the 6.6 liter natural gas engine manufactured by Arizona-based U.R.E. “and equipped with Omnitek’s proprietary natural gas engine management system has received Euro 4 emissions certification in Mexico, which is expected to accelerate demand to power buses manufactured by Master Road, based in Puebla, Mexico.”
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Source: Omnitek Engineering with Fleets & Fuels follow-up