Ground-level ozone is a growing problem in many cities, especially on the US west coast. As noted by the EPA, it causes respiratory problems like throat irritation, tightness in the chest, and increased occurrence of asthma attacks. That’s why, on October 1st2015, the National Ambient Air Quality Standard was lowered from 75 to 70 ppbn. This has implications for the fuel burnt in automobile and truck engines, and supports increased use of compressed natural gas (CNG.) CNG for vehicles is delivered through specially-designed filling stations, which are good applications for ChemTec flow monitors and excess flow valves.
When hurricanes, wildfires or simple electrical system overloads cut the power to cell phone towers, diesel backup generators typically are the only way to keep the calls coming. But diesel requires maintenance and man-hours. An alternative, hydrogen, requires much less maintenance and man-hours to maintain.
We know many distributors, engineers and customers have the knowledge needed to select the right valve for their application. But, if you’ve got questions and want to save time, we recommend you download and read our new white paper, “A Guide to Selecting an Excess Flow Valve,” to make sure you’ve completed the checklist.
Gas producer, Air Products (AP), recently unveiled a solar-powered hydrogen fueling station. Their SmartFuel® technology uses electrolysis to make hydrogen from water, so providing fuel cell vehicles with power that’s truly ‘green.’
Natural gas is a domestically produced fossil fuel comprised mostly of methane. It is one of the cleanest burning alternatives to gasoline, diesel and propane and it can be used in the form of Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas to fuel automobiles. CNG and LNG produce fewer undesirable gases than the alternative fuels and are also safer in the event of a spill because the natural gas is lighter and will disperse quickly when released.