Compressed Natural Gas

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 13:39
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I remember years ago someone put together a system of a tank fitted to your car and a compressor which would fill the tank with natural gas (CHEAP). The tank wouldn't hold a lot, designed for an average day's suburban travel. The idea was you would get home each night and connect the compressor to your tank and let it slowly fill overnight.

Anyone know what came of it?

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:39

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 15:39
Compressed Natural Gas systems are used by a number of Bus companies in Victoria. (Benders in Geelong is one)
The system is very expensive to set up and maintain and is really only a viable system for large scale commercial applications.
I believe that info is avaliable on the web about this sytem, do a web search.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:10

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 18:10
Thanks John
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Follow Up By: Member - Bradley- Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:16

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 22:16
We were speaking to the guys from adelaide who look after the gas buses over there while we were at the bus conference in melb last week, (we supply the special oil for them) They hate em, have to adjust gas mixers all the time etc etc. very maint intensive with lots of additional down time.. But good for the air
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Reply By: Bluegeorge - Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 19:31

Sunday, Jul 11, 2004 at 19:31
Qantas here in Melbourne use natural gas forklifts, I sometimes deliver airfreight there... The guy's are constantly whinging about them, they want the oilers back but Qantas reckon they have invested too much $$ to turn back.
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