Chart Industries Inc., a manufacturer of gas-storage and related equipment, has introduced a new ‘bonus capacity’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage system for heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
The company says the new system maximizes the volumetric efficiency of the LNG fuel tank by 6% for model-year 2015 NGVs. The bonus-capacity option is available on 26-inch diameter horizontal vehicle tanks, which is the industry-standard size. Chart notes that although the size of the external tank remains the same, the internal tank capacity has been increased to allow extended mileage for truck drivers.
‘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,’ says Bill Haukoos, president of Chart Distribution & Storage Americas.
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