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Stirk CNG and Sapp Bros Open Public Station in Iowa

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  • Stirk CNG and Sapp Bros Open Public Station in Iowa

    by NGT Staff
    on Oct 21, 2015No Comments

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    Stirk CNG and Sapp Bros Inc. have opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station at an existing Sapp Bros Travel Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    The public-access CNG station, located at 2608 South 24th St., features multiple lanes and fast-fill dispensers suitable for all vehicles, including Class 8 trucks. Black Hills Energy provides natural gas to the new station.
    Sapp Bros and Stirk previously teamed up to build CNG stations in Lincoln and Columbus, Neb., and they are nearing completion on a fourth station in Commerce City, Colo.
    The partners will host an official grand opening ceremony for the Council Bluffs station on Oct. 28.


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    Nice thing about the truck stops having CNG is that dual-fuel trucks can fill with diesel at the same time they get CNG. There will also be a DEF hose to refill the exhaust fluid reservoir.

    According to this Linde Technology report (pages 34-37), there will come a time when liquid nitrogen (minus 196C) will be available at truck stops to refill a new type of refrigeration unit for the trailer. Use of this expendable gas (vents to the atmosphere, which is 3/4 nitrogen to begin with) will allow a refrigerated trailer to stay at minus 25C for ice cream or minus 4C for meat. The vacuum tank on the trailer holds 530 liters of liquid nitrogen which would last 13 hours as it is depleted.