Using natural gas to fuel vehicles reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30% versus conventional liquid fuels. In developing a solution for hydrogen fueled heavy haulage vehicles Chart is driving decarbonisation even further.
Chart's LNG vehicle fuel systems support modern spark-ignite and dual-fuel compression-ignition engines. We developed them in collaboration with the leading truck and bus manufacturers and Chart is the brand of choice for major LNG vehicle OEMs.
LNG is an optimal fuel for heavy-duty vehicles requiring significant fuel capacity. LNG is vaporized during engine operation using the engine’s cooling system. A pressure regulator controls the delivery of gas to the vehicle’s engine and maintains a constant pressure. The systems consist of one, or more, super-insulated fuel tanks, ensuring long-time, on-board storage and loss-free operation.
LNG systems are lighter and more compact than even the most modern CNG system. Proprietary Chart Vacuum Technology™ remains durable for years without maintenance. There are no annual inspection requirements or time limits on service life. Safety is paramount - single hose fill, patented over-fill protection, automatic pressure control and relief, automatic fuel shut-off.
Tanks are manufactured in the US and Europe in accordance with applicable international design codes and quality standards. Markets served with national approvals include: All - IATF 16949; US - SAE J2343, NFPA 52, CA Title 13, TRRC; Europe - UN ECE R110; Russia - GOST; Australia - AS1210; Korea - KGS; Japan - JGA, KHK; India - PESO
Combining our expertise as the world leader in LNG vehicle fuel systems and liquid hydrogen storage to develop HLH2 horizontal liquid hydrogen storage system for the next generation of clean fueled vehicles. Products are covered by multiple granted US and European patents, as well as applications pending approval.
Chart supplied our first shore to ship bunkering station in 2003 and we continue to design and build the infrastructure required to fuel increased numbers of natural gas fueled ships on global waterways. As well as dedicated bunkering terminals we also incorporate bunkering modules into small-scale import terminals, such as the one at Klaipeda, Lithuania, and our bunkering terminals often also provide natural gas for other functions, such as power and vehicle fueling.
Chart used 2021's ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA to launch our onboard liquid hydrogen (HLH2) fuel system for heavy-duty trucks to meet growing global demand for a variety of fuel cell and internal combustion engine applications.
The product is fully engineered, manufactured and tested in-house and combines decades of experience in onboard LNG fuel systems and liquid hydrogen fuel storage.
Similar to comparing LNG with its compressed counterpart CNG, liquid hydrogen storage is roughly half the size and weight of comparable H35 or H70 compressed hydrogen storage tanks and makes liquid hydrogen fueling ideally suited to heavier loads and longer ranges.
Just like conventional diesel tanks, Chart's liquid hydrogen fuel tanks can be side mounted and dual-side mounted to increase vehicle range. Other configurations according to customer requirements are available on request.
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