Last week, a Cubogas Pocket was put into operation in Sterling Heights, Michigan, to refuel Impco Automotive’s natural gas vehicle fleet. This is the first Pocket station installed in the United States. “Cubogas has designed this system to offer a cost effective solution to those customers that want to start using CNG without spending a fortune,” said Cubogas Sales Area Manager Francesco Donalisio.
The Pocket installed in Sterling Heights is a plug&fill CNG station that features a 50 HP not lubricated compressor, 47 GGE on board storage, integrated double dispenser, all in one small 3.6×10.3×9.1 ft unit. It delivers 1 GGE/min and thanks to the integrated storage it can fill a pickup truck in only 7 minutes. It can also be used for time-fill applications.
This system is easy to install and relocate, requires very low maintenance and is equipped with the integrated Cubogas Smart remote monitoring system that enables easy management and fast diagnosis. Moreover, a developed network of technicians guarantees professional maintenance and service of all Cubogas stations installed in the US.
The company is now completing the production of other brand new Pockets that will be stored in Cubogas USA headquarters ready to be installed in only 48 hours. Since January 2015 orders can be placed to get them. In addition, two more units are being delivered to other US customers by the end of this month.