Friday, February 8, 2013

CNG Is Making A Bigger Move To The United States

No its not blue magic powers inside these cylinders....

And its not a screenshot from the NOS tanks in the new Fast and Furious movie.

This is CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)

There are over 5million vehicles on the road today that use CNG to power the engines, but they are mostly bread trucks, city buses, or other forms of transportation compared to residential passenger cars.

Recently, the CNG market has been on the up because of new developments, and better sales people convincing automakers to use CNG because of its cleanliness for the environment, oil changes dramatically increased by 10,000-25,000 miles, tune ups increase by 30,000-50,000miles, and many other great reasons.

Just this week, Reinforced Plastics reported a $16.2million deal with Hexagon Raufoss to produce CNG tanks to an unnamed US car manufacture.

The type 4 cylinders (composite high pressure cylinder with polymer liner) are made from a HDPE plastic liner with full composite wrapping.