Chart Industries announced the release of a new bonus capacity LNG vehicle system. The new system maximizes the volumetric efficiency of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle fuel tank by six percent for the 2015 model year.
This bonus capacity option is available on 26 inch diameter horizontal vehicle tanks – the industry standard size. While the size of the external tank remains the same, the internal tank capacity has been increased to allow extended mileage for truck drivers.
“Continuously improving our vehicle fueling portfolio to satisfy the evolving needs of LNG end users is one of our top priorities,” said Bill Haukoos, President of Chart Distribution & Storage Americas. “The increased capacity of our new LNG tank means more time on the road and less at the pump for truck drivers, ultimately having a positive effect on their bottom line.”
Chart’s LNG technologies enable the use of natural gas in place of diesel fuel for a wide range of applications within the transportation industry including heavy duty trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, marine and railroad applications.
“LNG continues to become an increasingly attractive fuel for the heavy duty trucking industry, as more and more significant weight, space and fill speed advantages develop,” said Peter Murray, General Manager – Chart LNG Vehicle Fueling Products.
Press Release, April 1, 2014; Image: Chart