Agility® Fuel Solutions, subsidiary of Hexagon Composites, has introduced the new fifth generation ProRail™ CNG fuel system. Since the ProRail family was introduced in 2016, it has been used in a wide variety of demanding applications, and powers tens of thousands of commercial fleet vehicles on the road. With fuel capacity options ranging from 30-60 diesel gallons equivalent (DGE), and the ability to be installed on one or both sides of the vehicle, the ProRail can be configured to meet a wide range of fuel capacity requirements.
The ProRail is known for its lightweight and durable design, utilizing carbon fiber composite TUFFSHELL® ACF Type 4 CNG cylinders. Agility’s engineers worked to minimize the ProRail’s impact on valuable frame rail space, reducing the length of the system by 10 inches. This reduction, combined with the easy to use Drop & Go mounting brackets allows fleet managers maximum flexibility when configuring vehicle layout. In addition, it is 30 pounds lighter than the previous generation ProRail, remaining the lightest side-mount CNG fuel system available on the market, 25% lighter than the competition. Agility’s integrated Fuel Management Module (FMM), now standard on the ProRail, provides a fast-fill receptacle for up to 13% faster refueling, a de-fueling receptacle, and ignition disconnect fuel caps.
The Agility BlueiQ™ Smart Gauge is also now standard equipment on the ProRail, reducing range anxiety by providing real-time fuel economy, fuel level, and distance to empty. BlueiQ’s Eco Mode and Driver Feedback help drivers manage fuel economy and avoid unplanned stops. A comprehensive suite of tools, including Cummins INSITE™ and Connected Diagnostics™, can be integrated with most major telematics providers to support data-driven fleet management.
As with all of Agility’s products, safety is built in to the ProRail. With BlueiQ now standard on the ProRail, the system comes with built-in temperature sensors that provide early warning of potential thermal events, in addition to other features such as Agility’s patented integrated bumper bar providing side impact protection. The ProRail has been put through rigorous crash testing and fire safety testing using Agility’s robust testing program developed over two decades working with leading commercial vehicle OEMs.
The ProRail’s OEM-quality painted aluminum covers can be matched to any fleet’s color requirements to help ensure a first-class presentation, and optional integrated side steps can be fitted to suit a wide variety of vehicles. It can also be combined with Agility’s ProCab™ behind-the-cab CNG fuel systems for added fuel capacity and range.
“We know how essential frame rail space is for our fleet clients,” said Eric Bippus, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Our team worked very hard to decrease the footprint of the ProRail CNG fuel system, and to leverage Agility’s Drop & Go mounting bracket system for ease of installation. Additionally, we have also included our Fuel Management Module and BlueiQ Smart Gauge as standard equipment on all ProRail systems”.
Source: Agility Fuel Solutions