TH104 Is Said to Be World’s First Ultra Fast Fill Cylinder Valve
New Zealand-based Oasis Engineering says that its new TH104 cylinder ball valve for compressed natural gas has passed testing required under international NGV 3.1-2014 standards and is thus the world’s first certified ultra fast fill cylinder ball valve.
“The TH104 is suitable for and [is] now rated specifically for vehicles applications such as mobile storage solutions, trucks, buses and more,” Oasis says. The new valve has a flow coefficient of 6.7, the company notes.
‘Ahead of the Field’
“Oasis cylinder ball valves are suitable for CNG users looking at improving filling times to the fastest possible,” Oasis adds. “This is achieved by the wide and unrestricted internal flow path in conjunction with the precise CNC machining that characterizes all Oasis products, eliminating restrictions caused by conventional cylinder valves.
“With the addition of our fully serviceable internal components this product is already ahead of the field in not only service capabilities but in reducing downtime for scheduled maintenance.”
The TH104 cylinder ball valve is part of a suite of Oasis products aiming to speed the fueling of natural gas vehicles or the transfer of CNG to a mobile unit (F&F, February 17). It features an advanced adapter allowing positioning of the valve without rotating the cylinder.
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Source: Oasis Engineering with Fleets & Fuels follow-up