Momentum Fuel Technologies, a division of Rush Enterprises headquartered in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, has introduced two roof-mount configurations specially designed for the refuse industry to its line of compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system solutions for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.
According to Momentum, the roof-mount system is available in both four-tank, 70-diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) and five-tank, 87 DGE configurations and is designed to be a lighter and more efficient system compared with industry standard 60 DGE/75 DGE roof-mount configurations. The company further asserts that the system is fabricated with high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum, and the tanks are made of 3M nanoparticle-enhanced matrix resin technology.
Mike Zimmerman, general manager of Momentum Fuel Technologies, commented that the company will work with McNeilus and other refuse body manufacturers to ensure the entire line of Momentum CNG fuel systems is fully integrated with refuse bodies and a wide variety of other truck bodies.
The company says that the system’s fuel management module (FMM) houses the electronics, fuel filter and fuel-fill receptacles and is conveniently located where the driver fuels the truck. The FMM works in conjunction with the RushCare telematics platform, allowing fleet managers to monitor their usage stats and better manage their fuel consumption.
Momentum asserts that its roof-mount systems use tanks that are one-inch larger in diameter than competitive systems and hold more fuel in the same amount of system space as most existing designs. Fuel utilization is further improved due, in part, to an efficient fuel pressure regulator with a high-capacity filter that enables drivers to go farther on a tank of fuel when compared with current system limitations. The regulator is designed to reduce leak points and weight, and the high-capacity filter is larger than most competitive products, so it can be serviced less frequently, adds the company.
The comprehensive pressure relief device (PRD) network vents fuel in the system out through vertical vents in case of fire or another emergency. The PRD is engineered for rugged off-road use, safety and durability and is fitted with weatherproof caps to protect the system from environmental elements. For safety-conscious fleets, the PRD lines are coated in red to indicate to service personnel that the entire system must be completely purged before servicing the PRD system.
Momentum says the 70 DGE and 87 DGE roof-mount systems are in production for immediate delivery.
In addition to the new roof-mount 70 DGE and 87 DGE products, Momentum offers side-mount systems in 30 DGE, 40 DGE and 45 DGE (all with or without the FMM) and back-of-cab systems in 70 DGE, 75 DGE, 115 DGE and 150 DGE.