Linde North America says it has developed a proprietary liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station design that the company is planning to roll out in the U.S. by the end of the year.
‘Linde's new station design is the latest in a series of initiatives we are implementing to facilitate broader adoption of LNG to fuel vehicles, oil and gas drilling and completion equipment, and marine vessels,’ says Jonathan Harris, merchant LNG technology manager for Linde's Energy Solutions division. ‘We intend to continue to escalate our commitment to making it easy, safe and economical for fleets to switch to LNG fuel.’
The compact, modular LNG station leverages an integrated design that is scalable and can be installed relatively quickly, according to Linde. Also, these facilities will ‘eliminate station boil-off gas by using novel applications of on-the-fly saturation and LIN-assist cryogenic cooling techniques.’
The first deployment of the concept will be at Linde's own facility in Springville, Ind., where the company's LNG truck fleet will refuel and potential customers can see how the technology works. Commercial launch of the new design is anticipated in the near future.