Linde will announce the start up of its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling station in Springville, Indiana, at the World LNG Fuels Conference to be held next week in Houston, Texas.
The new station is the first of its kind in the US, and incorporates the latest technology and design similar to current Linde stations in Australia and the UK. The conference will attract key decision-makers, buyers and influencers representing companies across the LNG fuel spectrum. In addition to exhibiting at the conference, Linde is also a sponsor of the event and will present a paper at a session on marine applications for LNG.
Heavy truck market
“The new Linde fuelling system is designed in answer to our customers’ requirements for safe operation, fast refuelling, quick installation, zero venting to atmosphere and low cost of ownership,” explained Gary Peterson, head of Engineering and Technology Development for LNG. The Linde LNG station offers important advantages compared with competitive LNG stations serving the heavy-duty truck fleet market.
Peterson added: “The new, commercial station offers exceptional performance. It is economical and scalable as fleet needs expand. It features a Linde dispenser, cryogenic pump, real-time liquid conditioning and liquid nitrogen assist to minimize LNG losses.”
In addition to this permanent station design, Linde also supplies mobile fuelling equipment for truck fleet operators who want to trial LNG and then plan to add LNG-fuelled trucks gradually using the new commercial station technology.
Linde has been fuelling its trucks that deliver industrial gases to customers from the Springville plant where the company has also modified the maintenance garage so the LNG tractors can be maintained indoors to meet all relevant local and national codes and standards. “We are looking forward to sharing our experience and designs with future customers running LNG fleets similar to Linde’s,” Peterson commented.
World LNG Fuels Conference
In the LNG-Fuelled Marine Experience From the Field session at the World LNG Fuels Conference, Jonathon Harris, manager of LNG Technology, will present a paper describing Linde’s class-leading experience serving the marine market. At the Linde booth, LNG experts will discuss how Linde serves a variety of LNG markets, including heavy-duty truck transportation, drilling rigs and frac spreads throughout the US.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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