Latest Type IV CNG Tank Weighs Less, Holds More,
Hexagon Mulls Tank Production with Agility in East
Hexagon Lincoln is promoting its new Type IV all-composite compressed natural gas fuel cylinder as its lightest and most capacious yet, noting that the 27 inch-diameter (673-millimeter) unit is featured in the new 160-diesel-gallon-equivalent back-of-cab cylinder array being promoted by Agility Fuel Systems. updated February 18
Adding an inch of diameter increased the capacity of an 80-inch-long cylinder by about two DGEs, the manufacturer says.
The new tank, unveiled at the North American Natural Gas vehicles meeting in Kansas City this past fall, was developed less than a year after Hexagon Lincoln and Agility announced a new joint venture for CNG cylinders and CNG fuel systems, and said they planned to establish a manufacturing presence in the eastern U.S. (F&F, May 6).
Agility First in Salisbury
Officials in North Carolina have announced that Agility would invest $7.5 million in a new facility in Salisbury, N.C. (F&F, February 10).
“Agility will move in with a systems building facility first,” says Hexagon Lincoln automotive VP Chet Dawes. “We are progressing with a feasibility study to determine when the JV would establish cylinder production there as well,” he told F&F.
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Source: Hexagon Lincoln with Fleets & Fuels follow-up