New Assembly Is to Be Available on McNeilus Truck Bodies
Momentum Fuel Technologies is introducing two new roof-mounted assemblies to house compressed natural gas fuel cylinders for refuse trucks at this week’s Waste Expo show in Las Vegas. Momentum is using lightweight CNG cylinders from 3M.
“The roof-mount system is designed to support the unique needs of this important market segment,” Rush Enterprises chairman, CEO and president W.M. “Rusty” Rush said in a release. Rush Enterprises, a leading Peterbilt chain with service centers capable of handling natural gas trucks, is Momentum’s parent company.
The new roof-mounted CNG rigs are to be available on McNeilus truck bodies and other manufacturer configurations serving the refuse industry, the company says.
New Parker Regulator
Momentum’s new roof-mount system is available in both four-tank 70-diesel-gallon-equivalent and five-tank 87-DGE configurations. It is designed to be lighter and more efficient when compared to industry-standard 60- to 75-DGE designs. Momentum notes that the new assemblies are made with high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. Both are in production for immediate delivery.
Momentum works with truck manufacturers “to ensure the entire line of Momentum CNG fuel systems is integrated with refuse bodies and a wide variety of other truck bodies to meet the needs of our waste customers,” GM Mike Zimmerman says in the Waste Expo announcement.
The system includes an fuel management module housing the electronics, fuel filter and fuel-fill receptacles constructed of highly-durable aircraft aluminum with a powder-coated exterior finish and Huck-bolted access cover. The compact FMM “incorporates Parker O-ring fittings, gauges, fill ports and valves with a simplified filter access through the bottom of the module,” the company says. “The FMM works in conjunction with the RushCare telematics platform, allowing fleet managers to monitor their usage stats and better manage their fuel consumption.”
Momentum’s claims the industry’s best capacity for roof-mount assemblies by using CNG tanks that are an inch larger in diameter than competitive systems and thus “hold more fuel in the same amount of system space as most existing designs.
‘The Range of Five Tanks in a Four-Tank Package’
“Fuel utilization is improved due in part to an efficient fuel pressure regulator with a high-capacity filter manufactured by Parker, which is also part of the FMM,” Momentum says. The regulator enables the vehicle to operate from 3,600-psi all the way down to 230 psi, enhancing effective range (F&F, March 11). It is further “designed to reduce leak points and weight, and the high-capacity filter is larger than most competitive products, so it can be serviced less frequently.”
“With the technologies built into our system, the usable capacity of these new roof-mount systems is a game changer,” Zimmerman said. “Our customers can now have the range of five tanks in a four-tank package,” he said.
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Source: Momentum-Rush with Fleets & Fuels follow-up