Russia’s Grain Holding Group of Companies, a vertically integrated company delivering product from harvest to table, has installed a CNG Microbox™ compressor and an EMB™ Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) dispenser manufactured by Argentine company Galileo Technologies. The equipment will be used to refuel Grain Holding’s 90-van distribution fleet at their new plant located in Ryasan, Central Russia, 196 kilometers southeast of Moscow.
The MCS 132-3-1500-12 CNG Microbox compressor offers a total compression capacity of 1011 normal cubic meters per hour (Nm3/h) [325 gasoline gallon equivalents per hour (GGE/hour)] and a discharge pressure of 250 bar [3,625 pounds per square Inch (psi)]. In addition, every Microbox has an internal storage tank of 1,000 Nm3 [321 GGE], designed pursuant to ASME standards.
Both factors enable the ultrafast EMB® flow dispenser to fill a 60 standard cubic meters (Sm3) tank [2120 standard cubic feet (scf) –20 GGE] in the average filling time of approximately 7 minutes.
The efficient performance of this CNG filling station motivated Grain Holding to award Galileo Technologies a contract for the provision of additional CNG compressors and dispensers to service the fleets of its other bread divisions, including OJSC Kasimovkhleb, located in Ryazan region, OJSC Expokhleb from Moscow and OJSC Russian Bread, based in Kostroma.
From these facilities, Grain Holding distributes baguettes, bread, traditional mixed bread, bread dough rolls and puff pastries in an area in Central Russia with more than 22 million consumers.
(Source: Galileo Technologies)