Cobey Energy, a Buffalo (NY) -based designer and manufacturer of CNG compressor station equipment systems, has upgraded a New Concord (OH) client service station to meet the growing demand for Compressed Natural Gas.
Currently utilizing three 30 hp compressors and 85,700 cubic feet of storage, the site has been well utilized by local fleet operators and is experiencing additional demand that the current compressors could no longer meet. The three existing compressors were running as much as 17 hours per day and at times only being able to partially fill vehicles due to the high traffic flow through the station.
Cobey Energy was approached to supply a fourth compressor, a Cobey Energy model number CE-C250 capable of 200 hp of gas compression. This upgrade increases both the station’s capacity and reliability. The total flow rate of the station is now tripled and assures current and future customers fueling demands are met.
A new Cobey Fast Fill Priority Fill Panel was also installed to direct the gas from the new compressor to the cascade storage array or directly to the fast fill dispenser as required.
Commissioning of the compressor package and panel were completed in the first weeks of January 2015 in the midst of an arctic blast with temperatures below 0ºF and wind chills -10ºF and lower.
(Source: Cobey Energy)