There are a few factors to consider – what kind of vehicles will be fueling there and what type of station are you wanting to build?
Some CNG fueling stations may be dedicated to serving one type of vehicle, like cars versus trucks, or have separate facilities. It helps the CNG fueling station to offer a specialized service and adhere to the standards for supplying CNG safely to certain types of vehicles.
The design of the CNG fueling station is made considering the estimated number of vehicles it may serve in a day. This is done after considering the local population and the flow of traffic through that area. The number of vehicles served also helps the CNG fueling station in arriving at an estimated volume of CNG that it will receive from the gas supplier.
A certain station may not serve all consumers. There are CNG fueling stations that serve the general public while there are also CNG fueling stations that are dedicated for a specific business or fleet of vehicles.
In addition to providing CNG fueling facilities, a CNG fueling station also provides other services such as housing a convenience store or a service station, where you can get an oil change.
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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.