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Chart and Westport LNG fuel systems are ‘top products’

LNG Industry,

Chart LNG and Westport LNG truck fuel systems have been recognised by the editors of Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) as two of their Top 20 Products.

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors spend time reviewing the latest new products for trucking to determine the best of the past year’s introductions for the magazine’s Top 20 Products.

Each product was selected based on its level of innovation, whether it addresses significant industry issues or concerns, and its potential to improve a trucking operation’s bottom line.

Chart LNG truck fuel system:

Chart Industries has addressed some of the drawbacks of using liquefied natural gas for long-haul trucking with improvements to its LNG truck fuel system. A larger-capacity single tank extends range and cuts costs, while integration and fewer parts make for faster installation. Chart increased the maximum single tank LNG storage capacity to more than 100 diesel gallon equivalents. This high-capacity tank extends driving range significantly without the added cost of an additional fuel tank. In fact, the 100-DGE tank costs about US$ 5000 less than two separate tanks.

Westport LNG fuel system:

Westport Innovations says its new iCE Pack LNG Tank System allows you to fuel even the largest spark-ignited (stoichiometric) liquefied natural gas engines on a single tank and provide increased range, longer hold times and faster fuelling times. Current industry standard systems require two LNG tanks to operate effectively with larger SI engines and require warm (saturated) LNG.

By carrying fuel as cold LNG, the Westport iCE Pack doubles tank hold times from five days to 10 days and improves vehicle range by up to 10% compared to ‘warm (saturated)’ LNG systems. It offers lower weight than an equivalent compressed natural gas system. Fleets with a combination of SI and Westport HPDI trucks can now rely on the same LNG refuelling infrastructure; the system can be filled at any LNG station (cold or warm) in North America.

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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