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Today's Claim: CNG Filling Station

This is pretty Oppo-y and no real details of the claim are given so I am sharing. This is a CNG filling station and related equipment. It also kinda gives you an idea of what kind of claims I do.

There is no claim involving any of the equipment shown or the CNG process at all.

It’s a great way to fuel fleet/commercial vehicles as the fuel comes from underground NG lines and does not need to be trucked in. All of Metro Vancouver is piped for NG and all homes in Vancouver (other than Geo/electric) are heated by NG.

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These are the steps in the process:

1) Upgrade existing NG lines to site and Hydro connections. This baby needs MOAR power and MOAR supply.

2) This piece of equipment is a CNG dryer (Molecular Sieve) and where the NG comes into the site. The canister is full of a desiccant which draws the moisture out of the NG (sometimes NG can have low level water vapour). The gas comes in at about 30psi.

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3) The now dry NG flows into one of two compressors which are quite impressive. They are 3 stage compressors and generate quite a bit of heat (much like a turbocharger, compression creates heat). They have computer actuated shutters in the rear and doors and the cooling fans can be reversed in the winter to draw in cold air. There is also a crane (winch on tracks) inside allowing them to be serviced with ease. The NG is compressed to 5000psi.

If you take the doors off, you can fit 2 in a Seacan. This allows for easy transport and quick set up.

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4) From there, the now CNG flows into this tiered structure. The gas flows from top to bottom into the filling station. This allows for even pressure during filling with other tiers filling in for the tier currently being used to keep pressure up.

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5) Finally, the gas flows into one of two pumps. Blue handle is for up to 3000psi filling capacity (usually small trucks) a yellow handle is for above that to 4500psi. The pumps are basically pressure hoses, like the one on an air compressor rather than traditional fuel pumps.

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