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    Lincoln Composites has completed certification testing of the Titan CNG cylinder. Here is the article:

    http://www.compositesworld.com/news/...transport.aspx

    It measures 3.3 feet in diameter and 39.4 feet long. 4 of them would fit on a semi trailer for a total of 16,270 lbs of CNG at 3,600 psi - this equates to almost 2,875 GGEs.

    All I need to do now is mount a goose neck semi hitch on the back of my Cavalier and I will not have to refuel for about 2 and a half years.
    Jared.
    Mountain Green, Utah
    2003 CNG Cavalier
    2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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    Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

    Hello Jarad,

    I've seen that cylinder up close and it is amazing! A perfect solution to the 'virtual pipeline'. I think it's a winner.

    Can't wait to see the PRD (s) on this one. When I talked with their engineers last they were planning on a series of pressurized tubes running the length of the cylinder that terminate at the PRD (s) and release if there is any loss of pressure in the line.

    Anyone know more?

    B/r,

    afvman

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      Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

      since I'm trying to haul Cross-Country I sent them this:
      (I read about your TITAN tank and being an Over the Road trucker I'd like to know if you would offer a slightly smaller tank size so I could mount it underneath my trailer, say about 24"-30" diameter and about 15' - 25' long? I could mount one on each side of trailer to drive cross continent. Let me know. Thanks)
      Let's see what happens!!

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        Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

        Originally posted by joemccleery View Post
        Let's see what happens!!
        At risk of thread drift, please review:

        http://www.cngchat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3083


        ?Innovation is driven by having access to things.? -- Gleb Budman, CEO of backblaze.com

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          Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

          thanks for that one

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            Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

            Just think, you could start filling with a brand new Fuelmaker FM4 and reach its 2500 hour service life about the time the tanks were at it's 3000 psi limit !

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              Re: Lincoln Composites completes testing of Titan

              Originally posted by siai47 View Post
              Just think, you could start filling with a brand new Fuelmaker FM4 and reach its 2500 hour service life about the time the tanks were at it's 3000 psi limit !
              If you used the Phill, it would break down before the tanks were half full.
              Jared.
              Mountain Green, Utah
              2003 CNG Cavalier
              2003 CNG Silverado 2500HD

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              • #8
                New compressed natural gas facility on North Central Avenue in Mechanicville NY.

                Natural gas deliveries by truck create a virtual pipeline to inject more natural gas into NYSEGs local delivery system. Economic development officials touted the facility on North Central Avenue and Ferris Lane that will expand the gas supply available to about 2,400 customers currently in Mechanicville, Stillwater and Halfmoon.

                The facility consists of a CNG unloading and decompression station and a new steel building that houses pressure regulation equipment and the connection to NYSEGs existing local natural gas distribution system. Together with the transport trucks, the $3.2M virtual pipeline is the newest venture of XNG, who supplies the trucks carrying CNG to the site where it is off-loaded into NYSEGs local natural gas distribution system as it is needed to supplement NYSEGs existing pipeline supply source. For now, the station — which connects to two gas-delivery trucks at any given time — will run from November 1 through March 31 each winter when demand for natural gas is highest.

                Compressed gas delivery trucks, owned by Boston-based XNG, will come to Mechanicville from the existing Iroquois distribution line in Manheim, Herkimer County. Each truck carries enough natural gas to power the average home for about three years, said Jonathan Geldard, construction manager with Rochester-based LaBella Associates, which built the station.
                Once trucks arrive, gas pressure will be reduced from about 3,600 pounds per square inch to about 70 psi so gas can be placed into NYSEG local distribution pipes.

                Dennis Brobston, president of the Saratoga Economic Development Corp., during a news conference at the station - This natural gas will give us the extra bump that we need. Businesses need this supply just as much as residences.

                Mechanicville Supervisor Tom Richardson called it a huge step in the areas economic revitalization. He said the new gas could feed a $50 million, 225-unit waterfront housing development, called The Esplanade, that is set to break ground this spring, as well draw new businesses to a 20-acre industrial park in the Mechanicville rail yards.

                Elsewhere in the Capital Region, the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga, at the northern tip of Lake George, is having its natural gas delivered by truck after dropping plans to build a pipeline under Lake Champlain from Vermont. NG Advantage LLC, based in Colchester, Vt., is supplying the Ticonderoga mill.

                http://www.timesunion.com/business/a...ea-6687394.php


                http://www.nyseg.com/OurCompany/News...anicville.html


                http://news10.com/2015/12/09/ribbon-...l-gas-station/


                http://www.timesunion.com/business/a...ea-6687394.php


                http://www.saratogian.com/article/ST...NEWS/151209670


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                • #9
                  sounds like a pricy way to get gas for home use. with the loss of the compression energy and the energy for the truck fuel hope they at least run cng tractors

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                  • #10
                    The NYSEG unload terminal at North Central Ave and Ferris Lane, Mechanicville NY is the site of a former manufactured coal gas plant. The $1.3M project was completed in 26 weeks by Danforth Power Plant Services and opened July 2015. Direct Energy (a division of HESS) in partnership with Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) is operating the virtual pipeline. The trucks are loaded near Dockey Rd and E Bidleman Rd, Little Falls NY.

                    Xpress Natural Gas (XNG) uses six all-CNG Freightliners with the 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport and, especially for weights of more than 80,000 pounds, three dual fuel Freightliner Columbia trucks with 14-liter Detroit Diesel engines outfitted for CNG with kits from Florida’s Diesel-2-Gas. XNG operations executive VP John Friedson says he favors the D2G dual fuel conversions for their simplicity. For me, ease of maintenance is a major factor, Friedson says. D2Gs dual fuel system, he says, is one of the simplest systems out there.

                    http://www.jwdanforth.com/projects/c...essor-station/

                    https://business.directenergy.com/bl...-station-in-ny

                    https://www.directenergy.com/newsroo...at-gas-station

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCb_siJNuFY

                    http://www.fleetsandfuels.com/fuels/...im-and-tacoma/

                    This last link mentions the Washington State loading terminal which will be dedicated 10 Aug 2016. (private msg 300mileclub for industry contact to receive evite.) Also search cngchat with term Broadwind to read more about mother-daughter configurations.

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                      Aug 10, 2016 - Matt Smith, VP Sales and Marketing Xpress Natural Gas (XNG), thanked the 75 or so who turned out to see the ribbon cutting for the natural gas loading terminal at 81 West Keys Rd Elma WA. He also thanked Port of Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor County and the State of Washington. After looking everywhere from British Columbia to Oregon, Matt said XNG was very close to signing a deal in Puyallup when they had the good fortune to meet up with Grays Harbor commissioners, a number of whom were present at the days event.

                      It just made sense to locate next to the power plant. There was an inviting business park, large gas supply to the power plant available to tap into, and tremendous cooperation from the Port of Grays Harbor. All in all, things came together much faster than anticipated and XNG was able to make a long term commitment to locate here because of Port Townsend Paper.

                      XNG was founded in 2011 by trucking natural gas to paper and pulp mills in the Northeast not served by pipelines. As the company grew, in 2012 it begin deliveries to its first Hospital; 2013 expanded into Canada; 2014 expanded into universities and the Mid-Atlantic; and in 2015 the gas utility market opened up to it when it began supplying gas while pipelines were undergoing repair or during periods of high demand. Emerging prospects include any existing area served by gas pipelines that just can not get enough gas due to older, smaller pipes. To date XNG has delivered eight billion cubic feet of gas.

                      The trucks that now deliver CNG substitute for the tanker trucks that were providing oil to the paper mill. Each truck has 4 giant carbon fiber tubes and can be filled in a couple of hours and carries a few thousand cubic feet of gas. The trucks serve as a “virtual” pipeline by driving 100 miles north to the paper mill. XNG has a ten member team who are cross-trained to keep the station operating and operate the trucks.

                      Port Townsend Paper of Port Townsend, WA was awarded the 2016 Environmental Excellence Award by The Northwest Pulp & Paper Association on July 27, 2016 for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent.

                      http://www.ptleader.com/news/port-to...5be7c3913.html


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                      • #12
                        The 3 stage CNG compressor, packaged by Broadwind, has gas supplied to it at 1000 psi. The tap into the Williams Pipeline was the most expensive part of the project. The tube trailers arrive empty at 78,000 lb and leave full at 80,000 lb approximately. The Volvo trucks that have been operating for the last 2 months supplying the Port Townsend paper mill are fueled with diesel unlike their counterparts in the Northeast which run on CNG. The compressor in Elma did not have any hose that could connect to a truck or vehicle CNG fill fitting. Just a large connector for the Titan trailers. The business park is large because it has the natural gas fueled electric power plant and the WPPSS nuclear plant that was never completed:

                        http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm...m&File_Id=5482


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                        • #13
                          It takes some analysis to keep up with the terminology used in the press releases.But, here, a European company, Xperion Energy, says it transports gasified LNG from a (ship) terminal to the daughter station where it is used for NGVs in Belgium. I presume gasified LNG is CNG. In use are four 20ft XSTORE transport containers having composite CNG storage tanks inside.

                          http://www.avanco.de/news/xperion-vi...or-cnglng.html
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                          • #14
                            Broadwind Energy has provided a summary of webinars covering topics ranging from CNG rate-of-return to Virtual Pipelines:

                            Key Considerations for CNG Station Design

                            https://vimeo.com/164568987


                            Challenges of CNG Adoption for Waste

                            https://vimeo.com/160750862


                            CNG Virtual Pipeline

                            https://vimeo.com/145873806


                            Compression Solutions for CNG

                            https://vimeo.com/123651702


                            Lifecycle Costs of CNG

                            https://youtu.be/EqFa6GAjuPE
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                            • #15
                              Titan CNG trailers are being used by ENGIE to supply Virtual Pipelines Mexico (VPM) customers on the Yucatan Peninsula. First link allowed the second link, below, to be found - which had a picture of the back end of the trailer which has cutouts that match the TITAN trailers being used to supply the Townsend Paper mill in Washington state.

                              http://www.ngvjournal.com/mexico-fir...ns-in-yucatan/


                              http://yucatanexpatlife.com/new-gas-...to-businesses/



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