“In connection with equipments for captive fleets, these are in demand mainly by markets such as Brazil and Colombia, although it is also important for Chile, which is beginning to apply this type of equipments,” the executive explained. These compressors have a capacity of 50-300 Nm3/h and are able to supply one or two pumps. He also described the systems prepared for fueling heavy-duty vehicles and also expressed his concern over the heavy-duty transport in Argentina, “which should be converted to natural gas.” In the end of his presentation, he remarked: “In order to cover the diversify demand, we would need the application of a single international standard regulating the equipments production for refueling stations.”
Later on, Gabriel Lema, on behalf of the Engineering management of GNC Galileo, described –among other issues- the characteristics of the compressed natural gas transportation system, which allows offering affordable energy anywhere. “It provides a range of flexible solutions that goes far beyond the mother-daughter stations system. For example, we are receiving many requests from companies operating gas wells that are not connected to the pipeline network, and also operating anaerobic digester for organic waste,” the expert explained. “This allows that sources located far away also reach consumers that were improbable before,” he said.
With reference to high-flow compressors, the engineer Lema said that current technological solutions aimed at being able to achieve fast refueling without making buses’ cylinders raise their internal temperature or reduce its actual storage capacity when they recover its natural temperature.