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Whether you are building a new bulk storage plant or adding storage for natural gas processing? Upgrading your existing bulk plant storage capacity? Purchasing a tank to modify for specific processing requirements? Should you purchase a new or used LPG bullet tank? Here are a few things you should consider:
With winter fast approaching, tis the season to take a closer look at your propane air standby system to make sure it starts up and is operational when needed. All too often we receive last minute SOS calls from companies all over the country who are about to have their natural gas supply curtailed and are in need an immediate solution to their broken propane vaporizer, blending system or both. With some simple routine maintenance and occasional upgrades of old systems that no longer function many of these panic calls could have been avoided.
There has been a lot of buzz about recent technological advancements in fracturing for natural gas with propane. In a recent press release that has been circulating various wire outlets, a new application of utilizing a propane gel in place of water, called liquefied propane gas (LPG) fracturing, or simply ''gas fracking'' is a new method that was developed by Gas Frac, a Canadian company looking to change the face of fracking.
TransTech Alternative Fuel Systems, a division of TransTech Energy, is pleased to announce several new EPA Certifications of its bi-fuel propane autogas conversion system for many 2009, 2010 and 2011 Ford Light and Medium Duty Vehicles. Icom North America, the patent holder and leading manufacturer of liquid propane injection vehicle technology, announce this week that they received final approvals and certificates for several vehicles that had been in the EPA testing and certification program for much of 2011. The certs and approvals are primarily for 2009, 2010 and 2011 Ford 4.6L and 5.4L Light duty work trucks. Approval for other Ford 4.6L passenger sedans are expected any day and other vehicle from Dodge and GM are in EPA technology verification process or scheduled to enter EPA testing in the near future, rounding a out a very busy and successful year for Icom's EPA Certification program for their bi-fuel propane autogas technology.
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The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is reminding its members that another deadline for retrofitting bulk plants is coming July 1. While most attention over the last several years has been paid to the deadline for the internal valve retrofit for bulk plants and industrial installations, NPGA notes that date also requires that piping be designed to prevent debris from impeding the action of valves and other components.
With the vast majority of vehicles in the United States designed to operate on gasoline or diesel fuel, there has been a long and growing interest by the public in clean alternative fuel conversion systems. These systems allow gasoline or diesel vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane, alcohol, or electricity. Use of alternative fuels opens new fuel supply choices and can help consumers address concerns about fuel costs, energy security, and emissions. EPA supports such innovation and encourages the development of clean aftermarket technologies that enable broader transportation fuel choices. At the same time EPA is responsible for ensuring that all vehicles and engines sold in the United States, including clean alternative fuel conversions, meet emission standards. EPA is adopting a new approach that simplifies and streamlines the process by which manufacturers of clean alternative fuel conversion systems may demonstrate compliance with these vehicle and engine emissions requirements. The new options will reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles and engines are sustained. The final rule covers alternative fuel conversion of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines.
We are very optimistic that 2011 should be another year of growth of the Autogas Industry. Besides the significant advancements in Autogas Engine Systems and continued expansion of Autogas Fueling Infrastructure, the current tax credits will remain in place for 2011.
TransTech Energy brings another first to automotive propane. TransTech has added the Autogas Hybrid Dodge Charger to their lineup of bi-fuel liquid propane injection vehicle conversions. David Kennedy, Director of TransTech’s Alternative Fuels Division says, "We are extremely excited to be the first company in the country to convert the Charger into a propane alternative fuel vehicle. There is huge autogas hybrid demand within Law Enforcement Fleets, who have historically been proponents of propane powered vehicles. Now they can convert their Dodge Chargers with the most advanced automotive propane technology on the market."
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