Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has launched NGV Easy Bay™, a low-cost separation and vapor containment system available for natural gas vehicle (NGV) maintenance and storage facilities. The NGV Easy Bay™, U.S. patent pending, is the first code-compliant fabric barrier system utilizing an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation.
Developed by Clean Energy’s NGV Facility Modification team, NGV Easy Bay™ can be installed in a matter of days. Custom fabricated panels are scalable to accommodate a single bay isolation project or can be used to divide a large building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles. Features and benefits include:
- Lowest-cost system available for the maintenance and storage of natural gas vehicles
- Meets local, state and national codes
- Scalable to accommodate single bay projects or as a barrier to divide a large building into multiple bays
- Retractable option for convenient storage
- Relocatable to expand existing NGV service area or can be moved to another building
- Turn-key design and installation services offered by Clean Energy
“With NGV Easy Bay™, customers now have an unprecedented and cost-effective option available to adapt their facility for NGVs,” said Tim Newman, general manager of Clean Energy’s facility modification group. “As fleets across the country convert their vehicles to natural gas, a growing need has emerged for a scalable and practical solution to modify facilities. NGV Easy Bay™ meets these needs remarkably well.”
NGV Easy Bay™ eliminates the costly and time-consuming requirements of conventional construction approaches by using industrial fabrics rigorously tested to meet ASTM standards for exposure to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas. This unique application is part of a suite of turnkey design and modification services offered by Clean Energy’s in-house team of NGV facility modification specialists. This team works with each customer to assess each fleet’s unique needs. Recommendations are made to bring each facility into code-compliance. Providing low cost solutions for facility modification projects is another way Clean Energy helps make fueling with cleaner and more cost-effective natural gas fuel a reality for fleets of all sizes.
Natural gas fuel costs up to $1.50 less per gallon than gasoline or diesel, depending on local market conditions. The use of natural gas fuel not only reduces operating costs for vehicles, but also reduces greenhouse gas emissions up to 30% in light-duty vehicles and 23% in medium to heavy-duty vehicles. In addition, nearly all natural gas consumed in North America is produced domestically.
(Source: Clean Energy)
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America. We build and operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations; manufacture CNG and LNG equipment and technologies for ourselves and other companies; develop renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities; and deliver more CNG, LNG and Redeem RNG fuel than any other company in the U.S.