Self-Powered Unit Can Pump Up to 300 GGEs per Hour
Illinois-based Broadwind Energy is promoting a mobile fueling unit for compressed natural gas using a compressor from Safe North America. The portable fueler is designed to support natural gas vehicles in areas lacking a pipeline infrastructure.
CNG-Fuelink, Broadwind says, “is a mobile unit independent from any external power supply designed not only for total portability but also to maximize either mobile or stationary storage utilization.”
The compressor is driven by a 100-horsepower natural gas-powered engine, and the electrical control panel and display are powered by onboard battery and inverter.
Remote Monitoring and Diagnostics
The unit can pump up to 6 gasoline gallon equivalents per minute – 300 GGEs per hour – when combined with a three-bank storage system at 3600 psig.
CNG-Fuelink can dispense fuel directly into two vehicles simultaneously. It also features remote monitoring and diagnostics, with automatic system shutdown if operational parameters exceed normal range.
CNG Hidden Costs Webinar Next Month
Safe North America was established last year as a subsidiary of Italy’s Landi Renzo SpA (F&F, April 22, 2014). About three dozen of the mobile fuelers have been produced world wide, Safe North America president Mario Pirraglia told F&F.
Broadwind and Safe are hosting a one-hour Navigating the Hidden Lifecycle Costs of CNG webinar on Wednesday, August 19, beginning at 11:00am Pacific time.
The webinar will provide “an overview of how to navigate unexpected issues and costs during CNG implementation,” they says, covering such issues as oil carryover, station construction and operation expenses, slow fill times, limited station availability, and oil contamination. Webinar Registration
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Source: Broadwind Energy-Safe with Fleets & Fuels follow-up