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Hexagon Lincoln’s 27-Incher for CNG

February 17, 2015 in CNG, Companies, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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

Hexagon Lincoln’s new 27 inch-diameter (673 millimeters) CNG is the manufacturer’s largest and lightest to date.

Hexagon Lincoln’s new 27 inch-diameter (673 millimeters) CNG is the manufacturer’s largest and lightest to date.

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).

The new 27-in Type IV cylinder is featured in the new 160-DGE back-of-cab fuel assembly by Agility Fuel Systems.

The new 27-in Type IV cylinder is featured in the new 160-DGE back-of-cab fuel assembly by Agility Fuel Systems.

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

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