There’s the fast fill station, time fill station, and a combination station. First things first, is this a public or private station?
It depends, like many things CNG, on several factors. Here are the basics.
The actual construction process doesn’t take long at all, it could only take a couple of weeks… BUT…do you have the property?, all the necessary permits?, have you contacted the utilities?
CNG refueling stations come in all shapes and sizes. The size of your station depends on a few things like, will it be a public or private station?, How much traffic do expect to get if it’s public?, and more…
There’s a lot than can go awry when dealing with any king of gas, so leave the major work to the professionals. It is beneficial, however, to make sure all your staff is up-to-date on all the latest practices, safety procedures, and methods.
Anyone can benefit from making the switch to CNG, but some stand to benefit more than others. Who are the best candidates?
Well, that depends on several factors.
The top 3 deciding factors are:
1. The type of vehicle
2. The quantity of vehicles
3. The age of your vehicles
There are plenty of reasons to make the switch to CNG, some more reasonable than others! Here are the 4 main advantages to using CNG.
Like all forms of refueling, there is some element of danger. However, when you compare gasoline and diesel to compressed natural gas, you will see that it is a much safer fuel. CNG needs much higher temperatures to ignite than diesel or gasoline. Click on the link below and you can watch a brief video explaining how and why CNG is so much safer than gasoline and diesel.
“The world’s largest chemical company has set its sights on improving natural gas vehicles.
BASF is developing materials that could increase the capacity of natural gas storage tanks by as much as 30 percent, said Raghu Gummaraju, business development manager for the company’s energy storage materials division.
“We have a lot of ideas,” he said.
Gummaraju was part of a panel on evolving natural gas vehicle technology Tuesday at the 2013 Energy Policy and Future of Passenger Transportation Conference sponsored by Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business.”