COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS – CNG
The demand for Compressed Natural Gas, also known as CNG, has been increasing steadily over the last several years compared to other fuels, such as petrol and diesel. The reason for this increase is the increasing cost of traditional fossil fuels and CNG’s lower impact on the environment, capable of dramatically reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere.
In order for CNG to be transported, stored and sold, it is very important that it is:
- Compressed at high pressure.
- Distributed by systems offering the highest standards of quality and safety.
- Marked by high levels of purity.
Design & Engineering Excellence is a key factor at FORNOVO GAS. We have more than 50 years of experience in the design and production of superior quality CNG systems, which we install all around the world with the support of our network of carefully selected, international partners. We supply CNG systems for motorway- and roadside refuelling stations, for major firms providing transport services for people or goods, logistics businesses, and smaller privately-operated plant. The main configurations:
CNG MOTHER STATION
The mother station is connected to the mains gas line and enables the refuelling of vehicles and natural gas trailers.
CNG DAUGHTER STATION
Solution used when there is no mains gas line. The gas is transported to the refuelling station in natural gas trailers. When the pressure in the trailer drops, the correct gas pressure is restored by the compressor so it can be fed to the distributors.
The station is connected to the mains gas line and is used for refuelling vehicles. The layout of the station depends on the pressure of the gas supply: lower pipeline pressures demand higher compressor power.
The design of every compressor is always different as it is based on our ongoing research and the latest developments in technology in this field. Results such as low oil consumption, achieved by using oil-free cylinders, the total reliability of the compressors, and their high efficiency are important achievements for Green Energy Excellence.