TransTech Energy is excited to be the first company in the U.S. to convert the 2010 Truck of the Year, Ford Transit Connect, into an Autogas Hybrid. The TransTech Ford Transit Connect is a LPG Bi-fuel vehicle that runs on both gasoline and liquid autogas (automotive propane). As many vehicle fleets are looking to more fuel efficient vehicles, the Ford Transit Connect has been a very popular choice with it’s already fuel efficient 2.0L inline four cylinder engine .
A common issue that arises from using gaseous alternative fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or AutoGas (LPG) in its Vapor form is intake valve recession. In this article we will look at what valve recession is, why this occurs and what measures can be taken to prevent valve recession. TransTech Energy Alternative Fuel Systems policy is to educate consumers so that they can fully understand the newer advancements in Alternative Fuels so they can be on the cutting edge and benefit from the best technology without the possibility of harming their vehicle.
There are 2 ways to inject AutoGas when performing a Bi-fuel conversion on a gasoline engine: Vapor injection or Liquid injection. This article will hit some key points of the differences of these systems and how they operate and demonstrate the significant advantage liquid injection offers in Autogas Bi-fuel engine systems.
Propane-air, Synthetic Natural Gas, SNG, Propane Blending System, Standby System, Peak Shaving System are all common names in our industry for the application, process or end product that occurs when Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG or propane) is blended with air. Let's call it for this article's sake Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG), because that is really what it is by definition.
- Filling containers not purged of air
- Overfilled container exposed to heat, which includes radiant heat (sun).
- Use of an incorrect product such as propane in a container with relief valve set for butane pressures (Low set pressure for service)
- All containers exposed to extreme heat (fire).
- Excessive pressures created during filling
With the agriculture harvest and drying season approaching, we have recently received many calls from farmers looking to increase their propane storage capacity in order to help decrease their costs for gas, by being able to accept transport delivery.
Building a new bulk propane plant? Upgrading your existing bulk plant storage capacity? Installing a standby or peak shaving propane-air/SNG plant? Should you be buying a new or used propane storage tank? Below are few things you should consider when making the decision to purchase a bulk propane storage tank.
Another month behind us, another month closer to July 2011. What's the big deal? If you have a large inventory of propane storage tanks in service and you rely on propane as one of your primary utilities, I'll tell you what the big deal is with getting closer to July 2011.