J-W Power Company, based in Addison TX, has developed a new patent-pending compressed natural gas (CNG) technology that it says significantly improves the customer’s fueling experience with decreased fill time at the dispenser. This technology allows the compressor to change the number of stages dynamically to utilize high pressure from storage to yield a higher flow rate.
“J-W PowerFill Technology increases flow rates without increasing horsepower, significantly increases use of onsite storage, reduces starts and stops on equipment, and ultimately enhances the customer’s fueling experience,” stated James Barr, Vice President J-W Power Company.
The technology is currently available in two models, J-W PowerFill and J-W PowerFill Lite. Both options are designed in a 4-stage/2-stage configuration. When in direct-fill mode or when filling storage, both package designs function in 4-stage mode. While a vehicle is fueling, the package automatically switches to 2-stages, increasing the flow rate up to 10x.
(Source: J-W Power Co.)