New Zealand Manufacturer Offers a New Coupler, Breakaway
Tauranga, New Zealand-based Oasis Engineering is promoting new products for high-speed compressed natural gas fueling.
Oasis describes the new HC308 Ultra Fast Fill Quick Coupler as the successor to the already high flow coupler HC208, with three times the flow – “well in excess of any other coupling used in the industry.”
The HC308 has been designed to ISO7421-1 Series B Profile so it is connectable to all other couplers designed to the same standard as the HC208, Oasis says.
System Launched Last Year
Oasis is also promoting the one inch-bore IB108 Ultra Fast Fill Inline Breakaway as a safety device in case a vehicle drives off while still connected to a fill post. “It stops the flow both ways with poppets from the trailer and fill post in case of disconnection.” It too is designed for maximum flow.
The products complement the Oasis Ultra Fast Fill System in traduced at ACT Expo 2014. “CNG transfer time is of serious concern to fleet owners and there is a constant need to reduce this time in order to improve productivity and make the CNG fuel user experience comparable to liquid fuel,” the company said, noting that “the speed of CNG transfer from storage, through dispenser to waiting truck is dependent on the bore size and flow characteristics of the system’s tube, fittings and components.”
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Source: Oasis Engineering with Fleets & Fuels follow-up