Carbon Fiber Winding of Type IIIs Has Been Brought In-House
CNG Cylinders International has brought carbon fiber filament winding of its large CNG cylinders in-house in Oxnard, Calif., managing member Helmut Korte told F&F at NGV Global 2012.
“It was a missing link,” Korte says.
CNGci also manufactures its own large forged seamless aluminum liners in Oxnard.
The firm displayed one of its new 400-liter Type III tanks in Mexico City. The single unit measuring 22.5-by-82.5 inches holds 34.2 gasoline gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas )30.0 diesel gallon equivalents). It weighs 316 pounds.
CNGci’s 300-liter Type III tank measures 61 inches in length, holds 25.5 GGE (22.6 DGE). It weighs 275 pounds.
In addition to its own Type IIIs, CNGci distributes Inflex brand Type 1 (steel) CNG cylinders from Buenos Aires-based Inflex-Argentoil, and Type II steel wire mesh hoop-wrapped CNG cylinders from Virginia’s WireTough (F&F, June 5).
CNGci sells fuel tanks and other natural gas vehicle equipment via a new internet store.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at NGV Global 2012 in Mexico City