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.”
“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.
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.
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Source: McNeilus with Fleets & Fuels follow-up