To reduce their environmental footprint and decrease fuel costs, many fleet operators are turning to natural gas (NG) as an alternative to gasoline or diesel. Natural gas provides comparable amounts of power and acceleration while producing lower levels of emissions and particulates, often at a significantly lower cost. A heavy duty vehicle powered by natural gas, such as a refuse truck or passenger bus, produces up to 15% fewer emissions of greenhouse gases and harmful particulates than a standard diesel model.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) challenges
- Developing CNG refueling infrastructure
- Natural gas vehicles can cost up to 40% more than equivalent gas vehicles
- Longer refueling time
- Greater weight of fuel tank
- Currently only on a limited number of vehicles
- Natural gas is plentiful in North America and relatively inexpensive, particularly in light of the fact that gasoline and diesel fuel have jumped in price by more than 30% since winter of 2015
- NG produces 30% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gas or diesel
- NG is safer, with a low chance of flammability
- Supply of NG is expected to exceed demand, keeping prices depressed
- Government push to alternative fuels through environmental regulations, tax credits, and incentives
- Using existing natural gas lines makes vehicle refueling at home easy
- NG engine availability is increasing
- NG vehicles offer longer vehicle life with less long-term expense for the consumer
Dispenser makes a natural gas fillup seamless
When it comes to filling the tank, the transition to a vehicle powered by natural gas feels seamless to a driver refueling with a Parker Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dispenser. The unit is capable of quickly refilling the empty fuel tank of a small passenger car or heavy duty truck, refuse vehicle or passenger bus. It displays traditional metrics such as the fuel quantity and cost, in addition to natural gas specific measures of flow rate and pressure, offering a familiar and convenient user experience. Web enabled communication allows for cloud-based monitoring, fleet management and predictive maintenance.
Designed with safety as a top priority, the Parker CNG dispenser uses a series of protective sensors, breakaway couplings and hose, 25 disconnects to eliminate the risk of mechanical or user malfunctions. The system is held to the highest standard of quality to prevent leakage, minimize downtime and provide consistent and reliable service. With Parker Tracking System (PTS), we can track calibration cycles, spares and periodic maintenance, making it a superior ownership experience.
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1. High-pressure filters
Fuel conveyance and dispensing
2. Valves and manifolds
3. CNG hose
4. Seal-LokTM for CNG
5. O-ring Face Seal fittings
6. CPI™ tube fittings
7. A-LOK® tube fittings
8. Fuel line breakaways
9. Nozzles / nozzle docks
10. High-pressure CNG valves
11. Low-pressure CNG valves
12. HB4 Series ball valves
13. B Series ball valves
Our complete line of CNG filtration, conveyance, dispensing, and valve solutions connect you to added efficiency and faster fill times. Have a unique application or the need to push the envelope of innovation? We can support that, too, with a team of CNG experts that will help to engineer your success.
Approximately 500,000 natural gas vehicles refuel using Parker dispensers every day, a significant first step toward the future of sustainable transportation. Talk to us today about our CNG Vehicle and Fuel System Solutions.