CNG is an acronym for compressed natural gas – a fuel composed of methane stored at high pressure that can be used in place of gasoline, diesel, and propane.
How is CNG Fuel Made?
CNG is created when natural gas is compressed to less than 1% of the volume it would normally occupy at standard atmospheric pressure. It is typically stores at 20-25 MPa in hard, cylindrical tanks.
Where is it Found?
CNG fuel can be collected from a number of sources, including above oil deposits. It can also be collected from landfills and wastewater treatment plants. When gathered from the latter two sources it is referred to as biogas.
CNG fuel can be used in traditional combustion engines as well as special vehicles that have been modified for CNG use. It can be used alone or in conjunction with another fuel type.
One of the main benefits of using CNG fuel is that it produces less greenhouse gases than gasoline, diesel, or propane. This makes it better for the environment.
In the event of a spill, CNG fuel is also much safer to use, as this natural gas is lighter than air and disperses quickly.
FASTECH can provide complete end to end services for CNG station construction, as well as other alternative fuel sources. Contact us today for more information about our work with CNG fueling stations.