Southern Manufacturing

Dynetek supplies fuel storage for its natural gas vehicles

01 June 2001

Calgary-based Dynetek Industries delivered 32 of its natural gas fuel tanks to Labrie Equipment for a fleet of six natural gas-powered refuse haulers, headed for the California market.

Dynetek has been working with Labrie over several months to design a fuel storage system that is configured for Labrie's system. ""The 250 bar (3600 psi) storage system is the result of many months of research and design aimed at conforming our systems to the different North American standards that are in place,"" states Labrie.

Dynetek's cylinders are lightweight, making them an excellent choice of fuel storage systems for natural gas refuse fleets, in which the payload capacity is critical to their business.

""The refuse market is rapidly growing, particularly in California,"" says Heinz Portmann, Dynetek's President. Five counties in California have legislated that as of July 1, 2001 fleets of 50 trucks or more must be alternative fuel vehicles.

Dynetek develops, produces and markets lightweight fuel storage systems for storing compressed natural gas (CNG) for low emission CNG vehicles and compressed hydrogen for zero emission hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The Dynetek Advanced Lightweight Fuel Storage System(TM) is designed with a seamless thin-wall aluminum liner and a full carbon fibre overwrap.

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