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Worthington Industries

Worthington CNG: Type III Rail Mount

August 23, 2017 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims ‘The Lightest Fuel System on the Market,
Offering a Similar Operating Experience to Diesel,’
Company Details Its Extensive Crash-Test Efforts

Worthington Industries has introduced its heavily tested rail mount compressed natural gas fuel system for trucks employing its Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum CNG cylinders.

Shell Steps It Up in Marine LNG Sector

June 26, 2017 in LNG, Marine, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Gets the First of 15 LNG Inland Waterways Barges for Europe
As New Cardissa Participates in Historic Singapore Operation

Shell Trading Rotterdam has received the first of 15 powered barges for transporting petroleum products on European inland waterways service, that the barges “will predominantly run on liquefied natural gas.” Shell has a time-charter agreement with operator Plouvier Transport.

Nikola Now Plans Hydrogen for Trucks

August 30, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Intends to Be 100% Vertically Integrated for Fuel

Start-up Nikola Motors said today that its planned line of Class 8 trucks will be fully zero-emission – they will be hydrogen fuel cell-powered.

Alliance AutoGas Conversion at NTEA

March 7, 2016 in event, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

F-150 Converted ‘Live’ at the Work Truck Show
Is Set to Embark on a National Promotional Tour

Alliance AutoGas is talking up its conversion of a Ford F-150 with 3.5-liter V-6 engine to propane-gasoline bi-fuel operation at its NTEA Work Truck Show booth – in approximately an hour and a half. Conversion technicians Stephen Holland and Stacey Snyder did the job “almost 30 minutes faster than the predicted two-hour window,” the organization says.

Worthington Expanding for H2

December 1, 2015 in fuel cells, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deal with Teijin for Some 10,000 Tanks over Five Years
For a New Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle by a Japanese OEM

Worthington Industries said today that it’s expanding its operation in Pomona, Calif. behind a contract with Osaka’s Teijin Engineering for hydrogen fuel cylinders – two per vehicle and approximately 5,000 vehicles – for a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle by a major Japanese OEM.

Worthington Buying Taylor-Wharton

November 25, 2015 in Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$33.25 Acquisition Includes Factory in Theodore, Alabama

Worthington Industries said Monday that it is purchasing the global CryoScience business of Taylor-Wharton, as well as a manufacturing facility in Theodore, Ala. for liquefied natural gas containers.

Worthington Buys Trilogy ES for CNG

November 12, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Unique and Robust Designs’ Were Among the Attractions,
As BoC Units Complement Existing Top-of-Body Assemblies

Worthington Industries has acquired Trilogy Engineered Solutions, bolstering an existing line-up of inboard fuel storage assemblies for heavy duty compressed natural gas vehicles. The purchase price was not disclosed.

ANGP Promotes Adsorbed Natural Gas

August 3, 2015 in Companies, New Products, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims to Have Overcome the Technical Obstacles to ANG
And with Low Pressure Has Market Psychology on Its Side

Adsorbed Natural Gas Products, Inc. says it’s making steady progress and expects to commercialize its adsorbed natural gas storage and delivery system for natural gas vehicles, possibly by year-end. ANG holds the promise of reducing the cost of storing natural gas on a vehicle with activated carbon vessels working at far lower pressure than today’s compressed natural gas systems.

Worthington Offers 26.2-Inch Cylinder

May 11, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Firm’s Largest, at 26.2 Inches, ‘Provides Superior Fast-Fill Efficiency,’
The Tanks ‘Will Fill to Rated Capacity Making Longer Routes Possible’

Worthington Industries introduced its largest-diameter compressed natural gas fuel cylinder to date at ACT Expo 2015: a 26.2-inch-diameter Type III carbon fiber-on-aluminum tank.

Worthington Pushes for Safer CNG Tanks

April 21, 2015 in CNG, NGVs, Safety, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

NGV Cylinders Built to Gas Transport Standards Increase Safety, Reduce Liability

By John Coursen
Product Line Manager, Alternative Fuel Cylinders
Worthington Industries (Special to Fleets & Fuels)

Like many in the natural gas vehicles industry, Worthington Industries is concerned about the increasing number of compressed natural gas cylinder rupture incidents. Such incidents raise obvious safety concerns, and as well, NGV fleet owners and manufacturers are exposed to significant liability risk, which might eventually threaten the growth and adoption of NGVs.

Worthington Buys 80% of dHybrid

October 20, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Assembly Outfit to ‘Enhance the Value of our Supply Chain Offering,’
Giving SCI/Worthington Type IIIs an Outlet in Heavy Duty Trucking

Worthington Industries has closed on its majority acquisition of dHybrid Systems, a Utah-based supplier of compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assemblies. Worthington will own 80% of the equity, “with the founder retaining 20% and continuing in a leadership role,” Worthington states in the acquisition announcement. updated October 21

Worthington Readies 26-Inch CNG Tanks

May 2, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Production of Cylinders for Heavy NGVs to Begin This Summer,
Firm Will Also Show ASME-Approved Toroidal Tanks for Propane

Worthington Industries has prepared a new line of large-diameter Type III compressed natural gas cylinders for debut at the ACT Expo show next week in Long Beach, Calif. Worthington plans production of four standard cylinder types, with custom sizes of 26-inch tanks to 120 inches in length. The firm will also debut a line of toroidal fuel tanks for propane autogas.

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