New rail-mounted CNG fuel system presented at Mid America
Agility Fuel Systems showcased a new line rail mounted compressed natural gas fuel systems at Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville. The new system was developed to fit seamlessly with today trucks and is available with a special outer cover made from composite material which offers additional protection it in case of an accident. The fuel tanks are attached to the rail with specially engineered break-away brackets, while an embedded wire in the composite material alerts the driver if damage is detected. Moreover, the company has also used composite materials for the straps for enhanced protection.
Barry Engle, Agility Fuel Systems CEO said :“Our new CNG systems are developed to the very specific needs of class 7 and 8 trucks, making natural gas more usable in the largest segment of the truck industry. We are really excited about the growth potential that these products will represent for Agility and to the wider adoption of natural gas in the truck industry.”
The tanks capacity ranges from 29-63 gallons of fuel and for the moment, the system is available only for Class 7 and Class 8 heavy duty trucks.