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March 14, 2013 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

JC Carter Readies a 400-gpm Quick-Disconnect LNG Nozzle

JC Carter has successfully concluded preliminary trials in Australia and is continuing field tests there of about half a dozen 400-gallon-per-minute LNG nozzles. “This is the first quick-disconnect high-flow nozzle in the industry,” says sales director Sam Safi. “It’s a game-changer.”

JC Carter is continuing field trials of its 400-gallon-per-minute LNG nozzle on tanker trucks in eastern Australia.

JC Carter is continuing field trials of its 400-gallon-per-minute LNG nozzle on tanker trucks in eastern Australia.

The new product, a larger version of the company’s 50-gpm “IceBreaker” nozzle for liquefied natural gas fueling, allows a 10,000-gallon tanker trailer to be filled and on its way in about the time it currently takes to connect and disconnect today’s flange-type connectors, Safi says.

As with JC Carter's popular 50-gpm 'IceBreaker' nozzle, the handles exert levering pressure for a quick and clean disconnect, even with frozen condensate build-up – far safer than using hammers to remove the ice.

As with JC Carter’s popular 50-gpm ‘IceBreaker’ nozzle, the handles exert levering pressure for a quick and clean disconnect, even with frozen condensate build-up – far safer than using hammers to remove the ice.

The product is to go on regular sale in mid 2013. It will speed the dispatch of LNG tanker trucks, Safi told F&F, and is also intended for fueling LNG-powered ships, locomotives, and mining vehicles (F&F, February 22, 2012).

Safety Is Paramount

“The nozzle performed excellently with the first field trial and it’s currently in extended field trials,” Safi says. “We want to be 110% sure this thing is safe before we take it to market.”

The trials are taking place in Victoria, eastern Australia, he says.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels reportage

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