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InsightFuel Born of SSP and AFV

May 13, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Critical Equipment for Vehicles and Stations, Plus Construction Services

InsightFuel, a new company combining SSP and AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems, promoted its expertise for CNG fueling stations and natural gas vehicles at ACT Expo 2016 this month.
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AFV Offers NGV Contract Assembly

January 29, 2016 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Complements Bent Tube and Hose Fuel Line Componentry

AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems has added contract assembly services to its line of fitting and tubes for natural gas vehicles, offering to manufacture, inspect, and test such assemblies as fill panels, tank configuration assemblies, fuel manifolds and pressure regulator filter assemblies.

AFV now offers contract assembly services.

AFV now offers contract assembly services.

“In addition to providing NGV bent tube and hose fuel line assemblies, fittings, valves and other associated components, AFV has the people, equipment, tools and technology required to fulfill many assembly projects,” the company says.

AFV further describes itself as “a full service partner capable of providing application assistance, reverse engineering, prototyping, value engineering, design for manufacturability and assembly, product leak/pressure testing, documented manufacturing and quality data, and supply chain and Inventory management solutions.”


Confidentiality

“This new service will certainly help our customers reduce cost and shorten their order cycle,” AFV GM Kevin Dickey says in the assembly services announcement.

And, “Our customers can continue to rely on our strong history of maintaining confidentiality agreements when manufacturing their designs.”

AFV, founded in 2009, is a TS16949- and ISO 9001-certified company. It claims AGA Systems, Altech-Eco, AM General, Palmer Trucks, Impco, Mainstay, NatGasCar and Westport among its customers.


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Source: AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems with Fleets and Fuels follow-up

AFV End Forms Now J2044 SAE-Compliant

October 21, 2015 in New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Single Supplier Solution’ for High and Low Pressure NGV Tubing

AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems is now offering tubes and hoses for natural gas vehicles that fit the SAE J2044 connector. “This positions AFV as a single supplier solution for high pressure and low pressure tubes, hoses and fittings for the entire NGV fuel system,” the company says.

AFV notes that SAE J2044 connections, originally designed for gasoline and diesel applications, are also being used for the low pressure lines on CNG and LPG vehicle fuel systems.

AFV notes that SAE J2044 connections, originally designed for gasoline and diesel applications, are also being used for the low pressure lines on CNG and LPG vehicle fuel systems.

AFV has specialized in high pressure parts for NGV fuel line systems and says it’s responded to customer requests for additional low pressure solutions using the automotive SAE J2044 connector. AFV now provides tubes and hoses with this end form that fits in to the SAE J2044 connector.

Brazed

“The addition of the integrated J2044 end form and J2044 brazed fitting for CNG fuel line applications makes AFV a ‘one-stop-shop’ when the SAE J2044 connections have been used in the fuel line design,” AFV new business development manager Doug Stumpfl said in a release.


“There are also some specialty vehicle applications using the J2044 connections for emissions lines as well as fuel lines and AFV presents those companies with a high quality, high value supplier solution,” he said.

AFV notes that SAE J2044 connections, originally designed for gasoline and diesel fuel system supply, return, vapor/emissions and coolant and heating lines for automotive and light truck applications are also being used for the low pressure lines on CNG and LPG vehicle fuel systems.


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Source: AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

AFV Seeks ‘Beauty’ in Bent NGV Fuel Lines

April 14, 2015 in NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ohio Firm Fights Flatness and ‘Ovality,’ Which Are Real Problems

Bending the tubes that carry natural gas fuel to a natural gas engine can impede performance and increase the risk of failure. It’s an overlooked problem involving geometry and physics, and can be minimized with care and planning and the use of proper materials, AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems GM Kevin Dickey writes in a recent blog post.
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AFV Moving to Larger Ohio Plant

September 24, 2013 in CNG, Companies by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

SSP Affiliate Talks Up 30,000 Square Feet in Twinsburg

AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems, a provider of tube and hose assemblies for NGV fuel systems, says it’s “moving into a larger facility to keep up with rapid growth.”
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Ohio’s AFV for CNG Assemblies

May 24, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ohio’s AFV Natural Gas Fuel Systems (SSP AFV) promoted fully engineered compressed natural gas fuel system assemblies.

“Our business plan,” the firm says, “was created to be divergent from existing component suppliers to specifically meet the need for integrated high pressure NGV fueling system design and efficient supply chain fulfillment” (emphasis added).
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