Parker was recently approached by ENERAZ LLC, an engineering subcontractor of Azpetrol Ltd. LLC and the biggest operator of filling stations in Azerbaijan, to provide several site-critical CNG distribution tube lines for the brand new CNG bus filling station in Baku.
Fitted with 14 CNG dispensers, 6 CNG compressors, 3 gas dryers, and 3 chillers, the CNG filling station, which is located in the Narimanov district of Baku city, will be used by 300 buses of BakuBus LLC.
Nearly 2,000 metres of Parker seamless tubes together with A-LOK® two ferrule tube fittings manufactured by Parker Instrumentation Products Division, Europe are among the key components to have been fitted onsite.
“As with all high-pressure gas fuelling systems, ensuring environmentally-safe CNG distribution was one of the main priorities for Azpetrol. This is something we’ve been able to guarantee by providing tubes and fittings that have been specifically designed to provide leak-free connections along the highly pressurised distribution lines.”
Murad Jafarov, Parker’s Azerbaijan Area Manager.
Image. 1. Parker's A-LOK® two ferrule fittings and tubing installed on three CNG compressors at the fuelling station.
Not only do Parker’s CNG components guarantee leak-free distribution, but they’ve also been manufactured to withstand the corrosive effect of being exposed to the elements over a sustained period of time. The components are also robust enough to withstand the vibrations generated when the tube lines are being used.
“While this may have been the first time we’ve worked with Parker, we were aware of their products onboard CNG vehicles, as well as within the wider CNG refuelling infrastructure across the world, which now includes Azerbaijan’s newest bus filling station. Having Parker’s components onsite has provided us with peace of mind that the risk of gas leaks and the associated environmental impact is being kept to an absolute minimum now, and for many years to come.”
Elchin Mammadov, Head of Supply Department at Azpetrol.
Image. 2. A-LOK® two ferrule fitting with unique SuparcaseTM ferrule treatment offers excellent corrosion resistance and vibration protection.
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Article contributed by:
Murad Jafarov, Azerbaijan Area Manager, Parker Sales Company Central & Eastern Europe
Dave Edwards, Fittings Product Manager, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing, Instrumentation Products Division, Europe.