Converted Cummins K38 in a Genset to Power IMW Compressor
Southern California’s Omnitek Engineering is converting a 38-liter Cummins K38 V-12 engine to 100% natural gas spark-ignition operation to provide electricity for a NatGas compressed natural gas fueling station in Queretaro, northwest of Mexico City.
Plans call for the NatGas Bernardo Quintana CNG outlet to serve an estimated 200 CNG buses and 1,000 taxis per day, Omnitek says.
Omnitek cites “cost benefits and the assurance of an uninterrupted source of electric power for fueling vehicles.”
“The utilization of Omnitek’s technology for powering CNG fueling requirements at this facility further expands the application of our natural gas technology and complements our primary focus on engine conversions for fleet vehicles – including buses and heavy-duty trucks,” Omnitek president and CEO Werner Funk said in a release.
Funk praised NatGas CEO Josué Hernandez as the developer of an emerging network of CNG fueling stations, and for “having the foresight to avoid the potential impact of electrical power outages through the utilization of natural gas.”
“This is our largest station to date, with room for expansion, and we look forward to the inauguration of our third CNG station later this year in Queretaro at the Celaya toll road, as well as the opening of the first public CNG station in the city of San Louis Potosi in mid-2015,” Hernandez says in the Omnitek announcement.
The Omnitek genset is to provide enough electricity to power one of the CNG station’s two IMW compressors.
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