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.”
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.
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