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ECI Launches LNG Engine Regulator

March 19, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, LNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Quick Response to Changes in Flow for Steady Downstream Pressure

Cleveland-based Engineered Controls International has introduced a new pressure regulator for liquefied natural gas-fueled vehicles under its RegO badge.

The RegO 1784NG series regulator will be promoted at ACT Expo 2015 being held May 4-7 in Dallas.


'The RegO 1784NG is the only natural gas engine regulator of its kind,' says manufacturer ECI.

‘The RegO 1784NG is the only natural gas engine regulator of its kind,’ says manufacturer ECI.

The 1784NG design includes large seat and diaphragm areas enabling the device to maintain a steady downstream pressure across a range of inlet pressures commonly provided by an LNG fuel tank or cylinder, ECI says.

Faster Response

Pressure to the engine remains steady as flow from the tank varies.

“Competing final line regulators that utilize pistons,” the company adds, “are often slower to respond under similar conditions and are more susceptible to leakage across a required dynamic seal.”


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Source: Engineered Controls International with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Encana Commissions Alberta LNG Plant

February 1, 2013 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Critical to Seeding Natural Gas Transportation Market’

Encana has commissioned a small liquefied natural gas plant – approximately 4,000 to 5,000 LNG gallons daily – some 34 miles east of Calgary. “The Cavalier LNG facility will play a key role in providing an alternative fuel to diesel for heavy-duty transportation including rail and long-haul trucking,” the company said.
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CN Hauls Freight Using LNG

September 19, 2012 in HHP, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ECI Upfit of Two SD40-2 Locomotives Marks Historic Shift

CN – the Canadian National Railway Company – has made revenue runs between Edmonton and the tar sands town of Fort McMurray with locomotives converted to LNG-diesel dual fuel operation. The Alberta train uses hydraulic direct injection technology from Energy Conversions, Inc. of Tacoma, Wash.
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Vintage Locomotives Save Money with CNG

September 17, 2012 in CNG, HHP, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Napa Valley Wine Train Runs on Natural Gas

The operator of California’s famed Napa Valley Wine Train saves about $600 per day with locomotive 73, which was converted to dual fuel diesel natural gas in 2001 and switched over entirely to CNG in May 2008. A second of four locomotives, number 71, runs on a diesel-compressed natural gas mix.
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