Supplements the ‘Bonus’ Capacity Vessel Unveiled at MATS
Chart Industries unveiled a new compact liquefied natural gas onboard vehicle tank at ACT Expo, stating that the new tank for the 2015 model year is about 4.5% shorter than its standard models.
The new product is a companion, of sorts, to the “bonus” capacity LNG tank Chart unveiled at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky two months ago.
“It’s the same basic technology,” says Chart LNG vehicle fueling products GM Peter Murray. “The ‘Bonus’ has more capacity for the same size,” he told F&F, “and the alternative is a smaller size with the same capacity.”
Put another way, the bonus capacity tank released at MATS has a 6% greater capacity using the same size vessel, while the system unveiled at ACT Expo maintains the original capacity while shrinking the length by 4 inches – approximately 4.5%.
Costs Less Too
“In addition to a smaller external size with the same internal capacity, the price will be slightly lower,” Chart says.
“Chart is committed to incremental improvements,” Murray says in the manufacturer’s ACT Expo release.
Chart notes that its LNG technologies “enable the use of natural gas in place of diesel fuel for a wide range of applications within the transportation industry including heavy duty trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, marine and railroad applications.”
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.