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McNeilus for 88-DGE BoC CNG Array

February 26, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Low-Profile Design Uses Luxfer Type IV Cylinders

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing is promoting a new back-of-cab fuel cylinder assembly for compressed natural gas with capacity for 88 diesel gallon equivalents of fuel, “packaged in a low profile design.”

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing is now offering an NGen brand back-of-cab CNG storage system with capacity of 88 DGEs in a low-profile design. The package includes three G-Stor Go brand Type IV fuel cylinders from Luxfer, each fitter with a fitted with a Luxfer G-Flo one-turn valve.

McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing is now offering an NGen brand back-of-cab CNG storage system with capacity of 88 DGEs in a low-profile design. The package includes three G-Stor Go brand Type IV fuel cylinders from Luxfer, each fitter with a fitted with a Luxfer G-Flo one-turn valve.



“The new McNeilus 88 DGE system offers another lightweight, high-capacity option for municipalities and construction vehicles with dump body configurations that require a lower profile,” McNeilus project engineer Lucas Crist says in a release. “It provides customers with the benefit of all the needed capacity for a full day’s work in a single module.”

The new NGen brand system is said to be deal for fleets with class 7 and class 8 trucks. The design has 50% fewer fitting connections and 25% fewer plumbing components. Three G-Stor Go brand all-composite Type IV cylinders optimize the overall weight of the system while “minimizing the height to meet low-clearance specifications,” McNeilus says.

Luxfer G-Flo Valves Too

Each of the Luxfer tanks is fitted with a Luxfer G-Flo one-turn valve “that not only extends vehicle range by providing more usable gas at the required flow rate, but also significantly increases the filling flow rate.”

In addition, a dedicated PRD/pressure-relief device system spans the full length of each cylinder and provides continuous heat protection.

Fully Enclosed

The system also features a fully enclosed structure with easy access door, maintenance-friendly O-ring face seal connections, and North American-manufactured CNC-formed high pressure lines.

McNeilus plans to build off of the design to offer scalable options with customizable capacities.

‘Fully Tested and Certified’

“We offer only fully tested and certified configurations that are backed by a national service network and an expert team that can assist customers as they navigate the transition to CNG,” McNeilus president and parent Oshkosh Corp senior VP Brad Nelson says in the McNeilus 88 DGE.

“New configurations,” he said, “are constantly in development.” There are more than 5,000 NGen CNG vehicles in service, he said.

Luxfer said last year that it’s committed to using CNG tanks from Luxfer (F&F, September 18, 2015).

Luxfer said last year that it’s committed to using CNG tanks from Luxfer (F&F, September 18, 2015).


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Source: McNeilus with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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