Blossman Services Inc. (BSI), the equipment distributor for Alliance AutoGas, has been named the sole North American distributor of Staubli's UL-certified GPV14 LPG nozzle for propane autogas refueling applications.
Features of the Staubli nozzle include quick auto-connect; 80% faster fueling compared to natural gas and diesel; auto shutoff at 80% capacity; and an auto-disconnect that stops the flow of propane in the case of a drive-off. No gloves or protective eyewear are required when using the nozzle.
‘It's a huge difference in what it looks like, sounds like and feels like to the user,’ says Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). ‘No gas comes from the nozzle unless it's connected, and when you release the nozzle handle, another feature becomes evident: a fugitive emissions reduction of almost 80 percent.’
‘The fleets associated with Alliance AutoGas will now have the security that vehicle operators will be using the safest autogas nozzle in the world,’ adds Stuart Weidie, president of Alliance AutoGas. ‘We are pleased to be able to bring this technology to our fleets.’