Linde LLC has debuted the company's first brick-and-mortar liquefied natural gas (LNG) refueling station in the U.S., located in Springville, Ind. The station's design mirrors that of Linde's existing LNG stations overseas, in the U.K. and Australia.
‘It is economical and scalable as fleet needs expand,’ explains Gary Peterson, the company's head of LNG engineering and technology development. ‘It features a Linde dispenser, cryogenic pump, real-time liquid conditioning and liquid nitrogen assist to minimize LNG losses.
‘The new Linde fueling system is designed in answer to our customers' requirements for safe operation, fast refueling, quick installation, zero venting to atmosphere and low cost of ownership,’ he adds.
Before opening the station for commercial use, Linde had been refueling its own fleet of LNG-powered Class 8 trucks at the Springville facility, which is also equipped with a maintenance garage that can accommodate heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.